|Title:||D'Arcy Trinkwon - Concert|
|Performed by:||D'Arcy Trinkwon, Concert Organist|
|Time:||Friday, 28 June 2019, at 7:30pm|
|Place:||Arundel Cathedral, Arundel|
|Description:||Following the successes of his three-concert Franck series and then the closing concert in the Arundel Festival last year, the illustrious musician D’Arcy Trinkwon returns to play the great music of four of the towering 19th century composers – Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Liszt - on the famous 1873 Hill organ in Arundel Cathedral.
This series presents a unique chance to hear the works of these four musical giants in one series; it is believed to be the first time that these works have all been heard in a series in the UK.
Each of the four concerts concentrates on the complete or major organ works of each composer:
June 28: SCHUMANN - Complete works for organ & pedal-piano
6 Studies in Canon Form, Op.56
4 Sketches, Op. 58
6 Fugues on B.A.C.H., Op.60
The three sets of works heard today all date from 1845. Schumann had suffered his first mental breakdown, but was renewed in spirit by his move to Dresden at the end of the previous year where he and his wife Clara then set about studying fugue. The Studies and the Sketches were in fact written for the newly-devised pedal-piano (an instrument which allowed organists to practise organ music at home) but the Fugues were written as a specific homage to the great Bach himself.
The music is typical Schumann in its poetry, power and elegance.
“To send light into the darkness of men's’ hearts - such is the duty of the artist.”
July 12 – Mendelssohn
July 26 – Liszt
One of the distinguished musicians of his generation, D’Arcy Trinkwon performs worldwide and is acclaimed for his outstanding artistry. Renowned for his dedication to bring the organ and its music as a wide an audience as possible without the need for musical compromise: he is acclaimed for lifting audiences up – not for playing down to them.
“D’Arcy Trinkwon... for anyone needing to be converted to organ music.”
The Musical Times