The Organs of Granada
Bernard Foccroulle, organ
The Organ, Mirror of European Cultural Diversity
Works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, John Bull, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Louis Couperin, Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach
Concert with no interval
Europe Through The Organ
One of the most distinguished European organists of the last decades, the Belgian Bernard Foccroulle, embarks on a tour of various schools of organ music as a reflection of the European cultural variety. In the instrument that Salvador Pabón y Valdés built at the end of the 18th century for the church of Santos Justo y Pastor, restored in the first decade of this century, he will play works by composers of singular value: Frescobaldi, to a great extent, father of all the baroque instrumental music; Bull, an Englishman who worked in Antwerp; Correa de Arauxo, author of one of the most important organ editions ever published in Spain; Louis Couperin, the most unique musician in a French dynasty of organists and harpsichordists; in short, Buxtehude and Bach, the top representatives of the glorious school of northern Germany.