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Organ improvisations

Date and time

26 July 2019, Friday 19:00

Improvisation! Complete freedom, blue-sky thinking, living movement, the joy of creativity. The organ is a perfect instrument for improvisation. Where else would you find such a toolkit for embodiment of emotions?  
This organ concert is framed with improvisations, like gold frames precious stones. Performed by Michał Shostak, who plays the greatest organ in Poland.

The concert will become a part of the International Organ Festival, which will be held at the Lviv Organ Hall for the ninth time. From July 14 to August 18, Lviv will turn into the organ capital of Ukraine. The guests will be presented with 15 concerts, outstanding organ players from four countries, master classes and hours of good music!

Michał Shostak began his studies of the organ at the age of 17 and graduated from the Jozef Elsner Music School in Warsaw and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. He also studied at the Pontifical Ambrosian Institute of Sacred Music in Milan. He is currently working on a dissertation on French symphonic organs and organ music. He took part in master classes of leading organists in Poland and abroad.
He is the chief organist of the Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, which has the largest organ in Poland.
Michał gives concerts in Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, United States. He is a member of the Royal College of organists in London, the American Guild of organists in New York and the Organ Historical Society (USA).

Michał Shostak – organ (Poland)

Prelude-improvisation in stilus phantasticus
J. Stanley - "Ten Organ Improvisations", op. 7
Improvisation in F Major No. 6
W. Felton - From “Six concertos for the Organ or Harpsichord", Opera Prima
Concerto in E flat, No. 5: A tempo oridinario (Maestoso), Allegro, Alla Siciliana, A tempo di Gavotta.
J. Stanley - "Ten Organ Improvisations", op. 7
Improvisation in E Minor, No. 7
T. Adams – Overture: Maestoso, Allegro
Chorale with variations. Improvisation
L. D. A. Lefébure-Wély – Meditationes religiosas op. 122:
Andante: Choir de Voix humaines, No. 7
Marche: Grand-Chœur, No. 4
L. Vierne – 24 pieces in free style, op. 31, Book II, Lied, No. 17
Symphonic toccata. Improvisation

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