Ans­gar Wal­len­horst (or­gan)

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - MD

St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire 8pm ¤12 087-9048190 Clas­si­cal mu­sic gets a bad rap when it comes to no­tions of in­ter­pre­ta­tive free­dom and par­tic­u­lary the whole area of im­pro­vi­sa­tion. While, a lot of con­tem­po­rary mu­sic that em­braces im­pro­vi­sa­tion, it is or­gan­ists who most fre­quently choose to dis­play their skills as im­pro­vis­ers. Ger­man or­gan­ist Ans­gar Wal­len­horst, di­rec­tor of mu­sic at St Peter and Paul’s Church in Ratin­gen, is a prize-win­ning im­pro­viser. At St Michael’s he’s play­ing works by Bach, Brahms, Grigny, Langlais and Vierne, in­ter­leaved with three im­pro­vi­sa­tions, the first a Fan­ta­sia and Fugue, the sec­ond a Dip­tyque gré­gorien, and the last an Esquisse sym­phonique on sub­mit­ted themes.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.