The least important are not forbidden to dream of great things, and even modestly to aim at them, according to the measure of their abilities.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Iveta Apkalna

29 October 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre

Iveta Apkalna Presented by Liszt Academy

J. S. Bach: Fantasia in G major, BWV 572 (‘Pièce d’Orgue’)
Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 65/4
J. S. Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Müthel: Fantasy in F major
Pēteris Vasks: Hymnus (dedicated to Iveta Apkalna)
Pēteris Vasks: Musique du soir
Kalniņš: Fantasia in G minor

Iveta Apkalna (organ)
Featuring: Eszter Karasszon (cello)

Iveta Apkalna, one of the most significant concert organists today, has been artist in resident of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg since its opening in 2017. In her multihued programmes the Latvian musician blends past with present, keeping in mind that this instrument with a past of several hundred years should appear as a modern medium, providing audiences with an auditive experience only the organ is capable of delivering. In the first half of the concert we have two fine compositions from the pen of Bach as well as a work by Johann Gottfried Müthel, the last student of the Baroque master and a composer who spent most of his life in Riga. Furthermore, there is a Mendelssohn sonata associating Bach traditions with Romantic ideas. Apkalna, as musical-cultural ambassador for her country, performs two compositions by world-famous Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks, one of which is a brand-new work commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic on the centenary of the formation of the orchestra. This exciting programme demonstrating the timbre and character of the organ closes with a work by another Latvian composer, Alfrēds Kalniņš.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.


HUF 1 900, 2 900, 3 900