The Calgary International Competition 1998 (I) #9909

Performances by and commentary from finalists in the world’s most munificent contest for organists, in recital at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Every four years during a 10-day festival event, a select group of the world’s top young musicians vies for prizes and awards valued at more than $80,000. These performances, recorded by the CBC, all feature the Carthy Organ, a 1987 Casavant at Jack Singer Concert Hall. Two additional programs from the Calgary Competition will be broadcast, the second one next week. View some images from the competition: Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, from Symphony Number 6 in g, Opus 42 –Jeremy Bruns, USA

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-Fantasy, Nun freut euch lieben ChristenRobert Huw Morgan, Wales

CHICK COREA: 3 Children’s Songs –Matt Curlee, USA

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Joie et clarté des Corps Glorieux. PERCY WHITLOCK: Scherzetto, from Organ Sonata –Sarah Baldock, England

J.S. BACH: Neumeister Chorale, Christus, der ist mein Leben, S. 1112. NAJI HAKIM: Allegro agitato, from RubaiyatJi-Yoen Choi, Korea

JEAN GUILLOU: Toccata –Stefan Engels, Germany

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on a Noel, Opus 20 –David Goode, England