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Lust auf Bach


Like Johann Sebastian Bach 1746, mit Rätselkanon (Ölgemälde von Elias Gottlob Haußmann) Johann Sebastian Bach, Cameron Carpenter sitzenden an der ITO Cameron Carpenter is an organist of the first order. Bringing Bach‘s works to Orgel im Grazer Stefaniensaal the organ at Stefaniensaal he performs them with exceptional expertise.


What to expect:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue E flat Major, BWV 552
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (Schübler-Choral)
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Trio Sonate in G Major , BWV 530
Prelude and Fugue in e Minor, BWV 548

Cameron Carpenter

Fit as a fiddle, eccentric as Glenn Gould: Cameron Carpenter from the USA has redefined the organ concert format. And that is by no means only due to his eccentric clothes or his high-tech travelling organ. What has made him a punk icon of his guild is his ingenious approach to the repertoire from Bach to pop.


effortless brilliance and jauntiness when playing Bach

Listening to Bach playing the organ was the greatest pleasure for his contemporaries. 30 years after his death they considered the technical demands of the music of their day to be mediocre in comparison to his incredibly difficult organ music. Nevertheless he managed to perform his works “with the greatest ease and bravura, as if they were only simple pieces”. The American organist Cameron Carpenter achieves the same effortless brilliance and jauntiness when playing Bach’s grandest works for an audience in the concert hall.

The performance lasts 60-70 minutes without an interval.

Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66