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Galway Cathedral Recitals

Susan Landale, organ

Susan Landale, organ
Admission €12.00; concessions €8.00
Biographies

Susan Landale was born in Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh University she was invited by the great French organist André Marchal to study with him in Paris, and the following year she was appointed titular organist of St George’s Anglican Church in Paris, a post she held for eighteen years. Today, from her home in the Paris suburbs, she pursues a many-sided career of concert organist, church organist and professor, and is organist co-titulaire of Saint-Louis des Invalides. She has a worldwide reputation as a brilliant concert artist in solo recitals, broadcasts on national and international radio and television networks, concerts with orchestra, chamber music and in performances with instrumental and vocal ensembles. She has appeared as a guest artist at many festivals as far apart as Melbourne, Reykjavik, St Albans, Calgary and Edinburgh. She has been a featured soloist with many of the leading orchestras in Paris, London, Prague, Hamburg, Heidelberg and other European cities. Her numerous CD recordings have received international acclaim and the highest awards from the French critics. Susan Landale is Professor of Organ at the Royal Academy of Music in London, having previously spent many years as professor at the National Regional Conservatoire in Rueil-Malmaison (Île de France). She is regular demand for seminars and master classes as well as private teaching. She has served on juries at many prestigious international competitions. Author of several articles on contemporary music, her studies of the organ works of Olivier Messiaen and Petr Eben have been translated into several languages.

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Passacaglia & fugue in C minor, BWV 582

O Mensch bewein' dein' Sünde groß, BWV 622

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Sonata in C minor, op. 65 no. 2

Grave

Adagio

Con moto maestoso

Fuga, allegro moderato

César Franck (1822-1890)

Troisième choral in A minor

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)

Offertoire "Precatus est Moyses", from L'Orgue mystique, no. 38

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Weinen, klagen, sorgen, zagen