Here you find a short overview for coming May. Many beautiful playlists are waiting for you. Enjoy!
1 Gothic Stories
Swedish concert organist Gunnar Idenstam makes the 1961 Pels organ in Hoogstraten, renovated by Verschueren Orgelbouw, shine in an original way with the Berlin percussion duo DoubleBeats.
This recording is the result of two night s work improvising on some musical ideas by Gunnar which evolved into a "gothic" story born out of the ruins of the late Gothic Church of St. Catherine (Hoogstraten), which was demolished in 1944 by the departing German troops.
The end result is a cinematic musical explosion in which Gunnar's almost elusive virtuosity nestles poetically in the compelling groove of DoubleBeats. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy this magical swirl of sound.
Organroxx will collaborate with the European organisation ECHO, what stands for European Cities of Historical Organs. ECHO is a partnership between Alkmaar (NL), Brussel (B), Freiberg (D), Fribourg (CH), Innsbruck (A), Mafra (PT), Toulouse (F), Treviso (I) and Trondheim (N).
Every month Organroxx will broadcast an ECHO playlist with those fantastic historical instruments: Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger, Gottfried Silbermann, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Eugène Puget, Gaetano Callido, Fratelli Serassi, Wagner, ...
And you can expect live concerts too!
3 Discover the young Russian organists
Thanks to a pleasant collaboration with Russian organist and composer Marina Voinova, assistant professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Organroxx can present you during two days no less than 36 Russian organists.
And of course, this collaboration needs to start on June the 12th, the national holiday in Russia!
Enjoy those young talents and discover the concertorganists of tomorrow who will no doubt cross Europe soon.
On Friday we present you the Norwegian label "Lawo Classics" with organists as Kåre Nordstoga, Magne H. Draagen, Anders Eidsten Dahl, Halgeir Schiager, ...
A playlist with fantastic historical instruments: Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger, Gottfried Silbermann, Cavaillé-Coll, Puget, Gaetano Callido, Fratelli Serassi, Wagner, ...
Enjoy the young Russian talents and discover the concertorganists of tomorrow who will no doubt cross Europe soon.