JS Bach’s keyboard works include the four volumes of the Clavierübung – the third of which is his monumental Organ Mass, containing some of his finest, most versatile music for organ.
The composer said this was ‘prepared for music-lovers and particularly for connoisseurs of such work, for the recreation of the spirit’.
In this closely knit collection of pieces, framed by the colossal Prelude and Fugue in E flat, the composer journeys through a finely-wrought musical spectrum of counterpoint, scintillating trios, and his famous striding ‘Giant’ fugue.
Nathan Laube has rapidly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers. This evening, hear him take on the challenge of this exceptional treasury of organ music.
PerformersNathan Laube organ
RepertoireJS Bach: Clavier-Übung III
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. ‘What was an organ chorale for? A prelude, interlude or postlude to a hymn? Practice music? Demonstration music? A private act of creation?’ Nathan Laube speaks about the challenge of preparing Bach’s Clavierübung III for concert performance. Admission free.
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