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Spanish Organist at Bloomsbury Baptist Church


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BLOOMSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH on Saturday 30th April at 4pm

ORGAN RECITAL by Raúl Prieto Ramírez, National Concert Hall, Madrid

One of Europe's most acclaimed young virtuoso organists making a rare London appearance.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' (BWV 659)

Prelude and Fugue in D Major (BWV 532)


Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Danse Macabre (arr. Lemare)


Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Suite pour orgue Op 5 (1933)

Prélude - Sicilienne - Toccata


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

1. Concert Study No 2 in F minor S144

'La leggierezza' (arr. Raúl Prieto)

2.Transcendental Study S 139 No 8 in C minor

'Wilde Jagd' (arr. Raúl Prieto)

3. Mephisto Waltz No1 S 514

'Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke' (arr. Raúl Prieto)


Admission free, retiring collection, buffet.


Details of the organ http://bloomsbury.org.uk/music/page/church_organ/

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He played at Victoria Hall Hanley last year, an amazing performance, I think it was his only recital in the UK in 2010. See him at Bloomsbury if you're able. Another star performer at Victoria Hall today (Saturday), Nathan Laube - see him on youtube as well, fantastic technique.

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Good news, but wouldn't it be wonderful to hear a Spanish organist playing Spanish organ music, if only there was an instrument in the UK really suitable for it.


Yes, I quite agree that this would be marvellous, (José Luís González Uriol was here about 9 years ago) but 1: I do not know of any instrument that is ideally suited to the highly idiosyncratic Iberian repertoire and 2: I gather from my Iberian colleagues that many of the young performers are not as interested in their native heritage as in having feet and hands flying around to make a visual impact (could also apply to the UK!!) . This year is 400th anniversary of birth of Bruna and 250th of Tómas Ciurana, next year will see the 300th anniversary of the death of Cabanilles - will anyone else be commemorating these important anniversaries???

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