David Briggs, Wayne Marshall, Olivier Latry
David Briggs, Wayne Marshall, Olivier Latry

A Grand Organ Extravaganza! #2041

. . .a full helping of intriguing interpretive indulgence featuring David Briggs, Olivier Latry and Wayne Marshall in concert at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Hour One

J. S. BACHToccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565David Briggs & Wayne Marshall, pianos; Olivier Latry, organ

ANDREW AGERToccata & FugueWayne Marshall, organ 

THIERRY ESCAICHEvocation IIOlivier Latry, organ

GEORGE GERSHWINRhapsody in BlueWayne Marshall, piano; David Briggs, organ

Filler - ESCAICH (see above)

Hour Two

DAVID BRIGGSFantasy-Variations on Take the “A Train (after Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn) –David Briggs, organ

LOUIS VIERNEAllegro vivace (iv.) and Final (vi.), fr Symphony No. 1, Op. 14Olivier Latry, organ

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN (arr.):  Improvisation on Beethoven Themes –David Briggs, Olivier Latry, Wayne Marshall (rotating among two grand pianos and the Verizon Hall organ)

Filler - BACH (see above)

The Verizon Hall stage was set with two Steinway concert grands and the remote console controlling the nearly 7000 pipes of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (2006 Dobson, Opus 76), and you share a front-row seat for some over-the-top performances by these three cordial colleagues who left no keys unplayed!  Thanks to Joe Hannigan of Weston Sound for making the recording (r. 2/26/20)

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Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Solid State Organ Systems of Alexandria, VA, and the Syndyne Corporation of Vancouver, WA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.