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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2004 Rosales, Glatter-Gotz organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California][decorative stamp]
2004 Glatter-Götz, Rosales organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California

At the Walt Disney Concert Hall

…solo performances of music from France, and a pair of American concertos from the American Guild of Organists’ 2004 national convention, featuring the eye- and ear-catching Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ.

Program Broadcast dates:

•April 19, 2010 as Show #1016

•May 21, 2012 as Show #1221

Audio 1016 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1016 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1016 Hour 2 59:00 min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

LOUIS MARCHAND: 5 Verses for the Te Deum. GUILLAUME CALAVIERE: Piece d’orgue. LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Organ Symphony Number 2, Opus 20 –Olivier Latry; recorded May 8, 2005

LEO SOWERBY: Organ Concerto Number 1 in C –Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor; Robert Parris, organ; recorded July 8, 2004

Filler –JEAN LANGLAIS: Theme and Variations –Olivier Latry; recorded May 8, 2005

Hour 2

THIERRY ESCAICH: Eaux natales and Vers l’Espérance, from Trois poemesOlivier Latry; recorded May 8, 2005

JAMES HOPKINS: Concierto de Los Angeles, premiere –Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor; Cherry Rhodes, organ; recorded July 8, 2004

OLIVIER LATRY: Improvisation on Disney Themes –Olivier Latry; recorded May 5 & 8, 2005

Filler –JAMES HOPKINS (see above)

 

The pipe organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with its unusual and visually memorable façade of wildly splayed pipes, was created in collaboration by architect Frank Gehry, tonal designer Manuel Rosales, and organ builder Caspar Glatter-Götz, and inaugurated in September 2004. Latry’s performances were part of the instrument’s first successful season, but the concerto performances, part of the American Guild of Organists National Convention in Los Angeles that summer, organized by the Los Angeles AGO Chapter, provided an official-unofficial ‘private prelude’ for this remarkable instrument.

UCLA organ professor Christoph Bull has produced the first CD album featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ.  It is as unconventional and engaging as the instrument itself.  

And a recently released DVD features performances by Bull and other Los Angeles soloists, plus interviews with Frank Gehry, the hall’s architect, and Manuel Rosales and Caspar Glatter-Götz, respectively the tonal-designer and builder of this iconic organ.

The next AGO National Convention takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, June 30—July 6, and is open to AGO members and non-members, either for the entire convention or on a day-by-day basis.

 

 

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