Format: COMPACT DISC
Bach subliminated every musical form from the prelude and fugue to the trio sonata. The Etudes-Chorales of Thierry Escaich subscribe to the tradition of the Chorale Prelude, designed by the Cantor of Leipzig to introduce chorale singing. The central theme of this program, Thomas Ospital’s improvisations, “Visions on B.A.C.H.,” are both an homage to the Father of organ music and a contemporary commentary on Bach’s work exploring all the resources of the new organ of Radio France. Titulaire of the grand organ at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, and newly-appointed Organist in Residence at Maison de la Radio (Radio France Concert Hall), Thomas Ospital is a young artist who has quickly earned a place amongst the world’s finest concert organists. Mr. Ospital is equally at home performing as a solo recitalist or with choir or orchestra. He is also eager to perpetuate the art of improvisation in all of its forms, including the accompaniment of silent films.