IV International Organ Music Fest

28 October, Friday

In the end of October leading European organ players appear on the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre stage!

The opening of the Fest will be performed by the author of more than 100 pieces, such as Chaconne for orchestra, oratorio Le Dernier Évangile, double concert for violin and cello Miroir d’Ombres, and also permanent invitee, Lyon National Orchestra composer, Thierry Escaich.


Johann Sebastian Bach:

Sinfonia from cantata No.29 “We thank you, God, we thank you”(transcribed for organ by Marcel Dupré)

Joseph Haydn: Organ concerto

Edward Elgar:

Adagio and Presto from the Organ Sonata in G major, Op. 19

Marcel Dupré

Cortège et Litanie for organ and orchestra, Op. 19 No. 2

Thierry Escaich

Improvised Prelude

Alexandre Guilmant

Adagio for organ and orchestra

21st October

Gunnar Idenstam


Max Reger: Toccata, Intermezzo and Fugue from Twelve Pieces for Organ, Op. 59

Scandinavian folk music arranged by Gunnar Idenstam

Gunnar Idenstam: Compositions from the anthology Metal Angel


22nd October

Benjamin Righetti


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: 6 Organ Sonatas, Op.65

26th October

Daniil Protsyuk


Max Reger: Introduction, Variations and Fugue, Op. 73

Arvo Pärt: Pari intervallo

Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion

Paul Hindemith: Organ Sonata No 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, BWV 534

Max Reger: Intermezzo, Op. 129 No 7, Introduction and Passacaglia in F Minor, Op. 63

27th October

Ansgar Wallenhorst


Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582

Max Reger: Intermezzo and Romanze from Suite No. 2 Op. 92

Ansgar Wallenhorst: Passacaglia on a theme of Max Reger (improvisation)

Robert Schumann: Two Fugues from Six Fugues on B.A.C.H., Op. 60, Fugue No. 1 in B Flat Major, Fugue No. 5 in F Major

Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Hommage to Händel, Op. 75b

Ansgar Wallenhorst: Improvisation

28th October


Nicolas de Grigny: Veni Creator

Anonyme: Basse danse, Tourdion, Branle gay

Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat major, BWV 525, Prelude and fugue in G major, BWV 541

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in F minor, KV 594

César Franck: Choral No. 2 in B minor

Maurice Duruflé: Prelude and fugue on Alain theme

Thomas Ospital: Improvisation

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