Thomas Ospital organ – Bruno Delepelaire cello


Prière for cello and organ, op. 158 Camille Saint-Saëns
Scherzo, op. 2 Maurice Duruflé
Abendlied, Pastorale, Elegie (6 Stücke, op. 150) Josef Rheinberger
Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H, S. 260 Franz Liszt
Stèle Jean-Charles Gandrille
Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité du Seigneur, 9 méditations) Olivier Messiaen
Offrande, for cello and organ (Belgian Première) Kaija Saariaho

Wherever the 28 year old Thomas Ospital plays the organ, the audience greets him with loud applause. His fiery virtuosity, candid authority and refractory interpretations are quite simply fascinating. He is the type of organist who completed his studies at the Conservatoire de Paris with five first prizes in organ, improvisation, harmony, contrapunto and fugue. At his side the similarly young Bruno Delepaire who, since 2013, is the first cellist with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Through the works of Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Duruflé, Josef Rheinberger, Jean-Charles Gandrille, Olivier Messiaen and the Belgian première of Kaija Saariaho’s Offrande, for cello and organ you get to hear just how well-matched the organ and the cello really are.