45 Minutes of Music, organ recital
28 September 2022 12:00 until 12:15
University of Sussex Campus - Meeting House, Chapel
Speaker: D'Arcy Trinkson
Today’s recital features one of Bach’s beautiful trio sonatas, alongside two composers who inspired him… Vivaldi and a fascinating man of culture, Johann Froberger, whose toccatas show the influence of his years in Italy (which included study with Fresobaldi). Froberger, whose life included espionage during his courtly travels and jobs, is certainly someone who today would be called an ‘influencer’ – his music was studied by everyone from Buxtehude to Bach, and even Beethoven.
Boëly valiantly tried to elevate musical standards in a Paris that didn’t want them: music had fallen into real depravity in the years since the Revolution… He was dismissed from his post as organist of Saint-Germain l‘Auxerrois (next to the Louvre) for playing Bach and music those assembled felt just too serious. His life in abject poverty.
Andreas Willscher’s Toccata alla Rumba is a riotous burst of manic energy, a thrusting, gyrating and exploding dance of vibrating and dynamite.