The beautiful colours of the 1748 Dom Bedos organ in St. Croix, Bordeaux, can be used not only for Marchand, Grigny, etc., but also for Alain - thanks to the help of my two assistants, who got quite a work-out, pulling stops in and out...
Random impressions from last week's stay in Bordeaux: at night, the Cathedral, the Garonne... I loved all these little streets & shops - they create a wonderful atmosphere!
The Abbatiale St. Croix is a gorgeous space, and it houses one of the most beautiful instruments in the world: the Dom Bedos organ from 1748!
The power of the reeds in Marchand's Grand Dialogue is overwhelming, and the melancholic beauty of the solo in deGrigny's Tierce en taille is out of this world...
Today in the afternoon, I arrived in Magdeburg (Germany); concert will be tomorrow evening on the beautiful Schuke Organ in the Cathedral - they began building it in 1207, and it was consecrated in 1363! One can feel the age of the centuries...
Here are a couple of pictures of the St. Michel Basilica: beautiful windows, free-standing steeple (reconstructed after lightning struck it in the 1950s) and the Merklin organ from 1900 - it does have combination action, but it's all mechanical and has to be operated with the various levers above the pedal board :)
My concert will be on Thursday night at 6:30pm, featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vierne, Tournemire and Messiaen.
Pictures, stories and videos from my concerts & travels
|Jens Korndoerfer - Concert Organist||