Récital d’orgue par Jeremy FILSELL
published on 31/08/2010 in 2011

The mardi 24 mai 2011 à 20h30

Tuesday May 24th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

The great organ of Notre-Dame de Paris is part of the sound space and architecture of the Cathedral. It is one of the main elements of the liturgical and musical life of the Cathedral and contributes to the beauty of the offices and the spiritual and artistic radiance of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Four recitals during this 2010-2011 concert season, will give us the opportunity to hear from our Lady of famous French and American Organists. Louis ROBILLIARD and Daniel ROTH are two of the most prestigious representatives of the French organ school: their meeting with the fabulous instrument of our Cathedral will undoubtedly constitute a major musical event. James-David CHRISTIE and Jeremy FILSELL will come to us on the other side of the Atlantic, and will put all their talent to make the Cathedral's famous instrument sound.

 

Ce concert sera donné en partenariat avec le festival 2011 « Le Paris des Orgues ».

 

 

Program

Louis Vierne: Third Symphony

Marcel Dupré : Trois Préludes et fugues op. 7

 

Jeremy Filsell
import-1434.jpgJeremy Filsell est l’un des rares virtuoses jouant aussi bien du piano que de l’orgue. Il a joué comme soliste en Russie, aux Etats-Unis et dans toute l’Angleterre, et son répertoire de concerto va de Mozart et Beethoven à Rachmaninov (2e et 3e Concertos) et Chostakovich, en passant par John Ireland. Il a récemment enregistré la musique pour piano de Carl Johann Eschmann, Eugène Goossens et les deux Sonates de l’élève de Liszt, Julius Reubke. Jeremy Filsell a enregistré pour BBC et de nombreuses radios américaines et norvégiennes, en tant que soliste et au sein d’orchestre comme pianiste et organiste. Sa discographie comprend plus de 25 enregistrements de soliste et le magazine Gramophone a qualifié sa série de 12 disques (Guild) couvrant les premiers enregistrements de l’œuvre complète de Marcel Dupré d’une des pus grandes réussites d’enregistrement de musique d’orgue. « l’interprétation époustouflante de Filsell et ses prouesses techniques rendent l’écoute obligatoire… d’une grande distinction, fascinant, sans aucun doute l’interprétation qui donne la référence ; Filsell posséde une technique phénoménale ». Les volumes 7 et 11 de cette série ont été nommés Choix des Critiques pour 2000/1 par le magazine Gramophone. En 2005, la maison de disque Signum a sorti l’intégrale des symphonies pour orgue de Vierne sur l’orgue daté de 1790 de Cavaillé-Coll à St. Ouen Rouen.

Jeremy Filsell a étudié au l’université d’Oxford et la Collège Royal de Musique à Londres avant de terminer un doctorat sur les questions esthétiques et interprétatives de la musique d’orgue de Marcel Dupré au Conservatoire de Birmingham (BCU). Il a enseigné le piano, l’orgue et la musique dans des écoles privées anglaises, donné des cours magistraux dans des universités et des cours d’été en Angleterre et aux États-Unis, servi de jury pour des concours internationaux et tenu des postes de chargé de cours au Collège Royal Septentrional de Musique et l’Académie Royale de Musique à Londres. Ses plus récents concerts ont été donnés en Angleterre, aux États-Unis, en Allemagne, en France, en Finlande et en Norvège. Il réside désormais aux États-Unis et est artiste résident à la Cathédrale Nationale de Washington.

 

The organ recitals of the 2010-2011 season

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
Louis ROBILLIARD

Tuesday 14 December 2010 at 8.30 pm
James David CHRISTIE

Tuesday 29 March 2011 at 8.30 pm
Daniel ROTH

– Mardi 24 mai 2011 à 20h30
Kevin FILSELL

 

Find all the concerts of the 2010-2011 season By clicking here.

 

The great organ of Notre-Dame de Paris

There were undoubtedly organs at Notre-Dame Paris from its construction in the 12Th century but Léonin , composer of Organa, founder of the Ecole Notre-Dame and qualified as Optimus organista, then Perotin the great (1160-1220), probably knew only of the small instruments in the choir. As a great organ is probably built in Notre Dame in the the 13Th century. In 1330 the accounts of the Cathedral mention the payment of stamps to an organist. A few years later appears the name of Jean de Bruges, organist and perhaps also organ factor. The instrument is then suspended in "swallow's nest" under a high window of the nave : this is a still modest 6-foot organ with a single keyboard with 4-6 pipes per note. In 1401 one decides to construct a new organ on the stone grandstand above the large West Gate. Since that date, 50 organists have succeeded in the keyboards of the great organ suspended under the sunset rosette.

One of the first, in 1450, was the famous author of the true mystery of passion, Arnoul Gréban. From century to century, the great organ grows and is the subject of multiple restorations and reconstructions until, in the eighteenth century, to take the proportions that he still has now. At each time the organ of Notre Dame is the subject of the most attentive care and is endowed with new games and technical improvements; However, the organ factors focus on retaining the best of the previous strata and that is why it still exist today some pipes of the medieval period.

The great organ escapes the turmoil of the revolution, thanks undoubtedly to the interpretation of patriotic music such as those composed in 1792 by the organist Balbastre, author of variations on the Marseillaise and the air will be fine. In 1868, after the work of the organ factor Aristide Cavaillé-Coll , initiated by the architect Viollet-le-Duc. , it finds its symphonic fullness with 86 games, on 5 keyboards and pedal.

Louis Vierne, organist from 1900 to 1937, modifies it twice and Pierre Cochereau, organist from 1955 to 1984, increases and modernizes from 1963 to 1975. Then in 1992, it is subject to a complete restoration which allows to restore the Symphonic sonorities of the organ of Cavaillé-Coll while preserving the previous strata (XVII and XVIII centuries) and associating the undeniable contributions of the contemporary world.

Authentic witness of several centuries of music and the Bill of French organs, the great organ of Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the few French instruments that allow to serve with sincerity and emotion of many repertoires and to arouse creation through musical composition and improvisation.

It can be heard during the Dominican offices under the fingers of one of the three titular organists (Olivier LATRY, Philippe LEFEBVRE And Jean - Pierre LEGUAY) and the Sunday afternoon before the Office of Vespers (except Sundays in lent time) during a Hearing given by guest organists, from all over the world to play this prestigious instrument, or by one of the incumbent organists on the days of great festivals. These hearings have hosted thousands of Organists from all five continents. In addition, organ recitals are organized in the evening as part of the concert season of theSacred Music Association at Notre-Dame de Paris.

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