‘François Espinasse & Michel Bouvard - André Isoir - Jean-Sébastien Bach / Transcriptions’

31 Mar.'22
- 20:00

André Isoir was the organist at Saint-Médard, Saint-Séverin and Saint-Germain-des-Prés: three famous Paris churches. He had a great passion for Johann Sebastian Bach and made a number of impressive transcriptions for organ of the composer's most beautiful cantatas and concertos. His arrangement of Bach's Concerto for Four Harpsichords is a particularly impressive example of his work. Michel Bouvard and François Espinasse, two of the finest organists of their generation and professors at the Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs de Musique in Paris and Lyon respectively, pay homage both to André Isoir, their teacher, and to Bach's eternal music.

Michel Bouvard
organ
François Espinasse
organ
Programme
Johann Sebastian Bach

Sinfonia (Cantata “Wir danken dir Gott, wir danken dir”, BWV 29, transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria, from Suite BWV 1068 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria “Stirb in mir, Welt” from cantata “Gott soll allein mein Herze haben” BWV 169 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria “Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn” from cantata « Christ lag in Todesbanden » BWV 4 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Solo Violin BWV 1001, 1st movement (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fuga, BWV 539 (Die Kunst der Fuge, contrapunctus IV)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria “Mein gläubiges Herze” from cantata "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt" BWV 68 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria “Schafe können sicher weiden” from cantata “Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd” BWV 208 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonatina, from cantata "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit" (Actus tragicus) BWV 106 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for two keyboards BWV 1060, 3rd movement (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

"Quoniam tu solus sanctus" from Missa brevis BWV 233 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Choral "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 645

Johann Sebastian Bach

Aria "Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen" from cantata “Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten” BWV 202 (transcr. André Isoir)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for 4 Harpsichords BWV1065 (transcr. André Isoir)

Literature

Symposium

2021-2022

Focus On France

Practical information

Location

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Parvis Sainte-Gudule 1000 Brussels

Rates

Standard

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-30

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