AES New York 2009
Saturday, October 10, 7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street, NY
Graham Blythe’s traditional organ concert will be given at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, founded in 1868. Graham will play the Three Chorales by Franck - in E major, B minor, and A minor - preceding each with one of the "Great" Preludes & Fugues of J.S.Bach - E minor BWV 548, B minor BWV 544, and A minor BWV 543.
César Franck wrote only 12 major works for organ but despite this small output he is considered by many to be the greatest composer of organ music since J.S. Bach. This may well have a lot to do with Liszt's public declaration that Franck was a worthy successor to the great man having just heard him play his Six Pieces for Organ at a Recital in Paris.