Marcel Dupré's set of preludes and fugues struck the musical world like a jolt of electricity when they were published in 1920. Jazzy, exuberant, atmospheric, and flamboyantly difficult to play, they have been audience favorites ever since.
Joining them on this program is Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Symphony. This mammoth piece was written in 1930, but lay undiscovered in a publisher's archive until 1984. Come hear Karg-Elert's little-known masterpiece, one of the summits of the organ repertoire, in a dramatic and passionate performance by the cathedral's Associate Director of Music, Raymond Nagem.
3 Préludes and Fugues, Op. 7 Marcel Dupré
Symphony in F# minor, Op.143 Sigfrid Karg-Elert