WQXR presents all of J.S. Bach's solo organ works performed in an all-day marathon on Saturday, November 22, starting at 7 am at Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th St.) in Manhattan.
Bringing together accomplished organists from the Juilliard School – performing more than 150 fugues, chorales and other works – the marathon can be experienced in different levels of commitment, whether in single 75-minute slots ($10 each), a half-day pass ($40), or, for the truly hardcore organ enthusiast, a full-day pass ($75). (Note: day-of concert ticket donations will be cash only.)
Combining mighty grandeur and glittering virtuosity, Bach composed some of the greatest pieces for the organ. Bach himself was a court organist and composed works that have become staples of the repertoire (among them, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor and the monumental Passacaglia in C minor). Saint Peter's Church features one of the most noted Bach organs in the New York area, built by Johannes Klais of Bonn, Germany.
The marathon is curated by Juilliard organ department chair, and internationally acclaimed organist, Paul Jacobs.
To see the live webcast, visit WQXR's website.
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