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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Calgary International Competition 1998 (I)

Performances by and commentary from finalists in the world’s most munificent contest for organists, in recital at Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Every four years during a 10-day festival event, a select group of the world’s top young musicians vies for prizes and awards valued at more than $80,000. These performances, recorded by the CBC, all feature the Carthy Organ, a 1987 Casavant at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Two additional programs from the Calgary Competition will be broadcast, the second one next week.

View some images from the competition: Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3

Audio Complete Show

Audio 9909 Part 1 43:49 Min

Audio 9909 Part 2 44:13 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • March 1, 1999

Music played in the program

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, from Symphony Number 6 in g, Opus 42 –Jeremy Bruns, USA

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-Fantasy, Nun freut euch lieben ChristenRobert Huw Morgan, Wales

CHICK COREA: 3 Children’s Songs –Matt Curlee, USA

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Joie et clarté des Corps Glorieux. PERCY WHITLOCK: Scherzetto, from Organ Sonata –Sarah Baldock, England

J.S. BACH: Neumeister Chorale, Christus, der ist mein Leben, S. 1112. NAJI HAKIM: Allegro agitato, from RubaiyatJi-Yoen Choi, Korea

JEAN GUILLOU: Toccata –Stefan Engels, Germany

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on a Noel, Opus 20 –David Goode, England