Organ and piano
Date and time
29 July 2018, Sunday 19:00
Elena MACELIUKH –organ
Melanie MAKAREVICH – piano
From among all the musical instruments these are the perfect ones. The organ is even referred to as king, and the French royal means kingly. At first sight they resemble each other, since the piano’s keyboard looks like an organ’s manual. However, the organ can number as many as seven manuals.
But according to the way of sound production these instruments are outright opposite: a key, pressurized air and a pipe for the organ, and a key, a hammer and a string for the piano. The organ is a wind and most often mechanical instrument, the piano, on the other hand, is a string and percussive one. They both can directly compete with the whole symphony orchestra.
The effect of combining the organ and the piano into a duet is like having two orchestras in a concert.
In the program:
Alexandre Guilmant (1837 – 1911). “Priere” for Organ and Piano
Marcel Dupré (1886 – 1971). “Sinfonia” for Organ and Piano op. 42
Pierre Cochereau (1922 – 1984). Berceuse – Scherzo symphonique
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921). “Carnaval des animaux” for Organ and Piano
Oliver Messiaen (1908 – 1992). “Les Corps glorieux
Oliver Messiaen (1908 – 1992). VI. Joie et Clarté des Corps Glorieux”
Oliver Messiaen (1908 – 1992). “Alouette Calandrelle” from the cycle “Catalogue d’oiseaux”
Oliver Messiaen (1908 – 1992). “Regard de l’Esprit de joie” from the cycle “Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus”