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Cameron Carpenter Organ Recital 1/22012090120190915 (R3)Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Presented by Christopher Cook

American organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter brings his extraordinary manual and pedal dexterity to bear on the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ in the first two concerts exploring the works of the greatest composer for the instrument, JS Bach, and his own extraordinary improvisations.

Famous for his prodigious abilities and performance flair, Cameron Carpenter in these concerts plays Bach both in its original form and as viewed through the prism of other composers - including himself: the concert includes his reworking of part of a Bach solo violin partita. Alongside it are a chorale prelude arranged for piano by Busoni, and Henry Wood's and Busoni's arrangements of the famous D minor Toccata and Fugue re-imagined by Cameron Carpenter.

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540
Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 - excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter)
Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536
Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', BWV 734 (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter)
Carpenter: Improvisation on B-A-C-H
Bach: "Evolutionary" Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, (arr. Wood, Busoni and Carpenter)

Cameron Carpenter (organ)

American virtuoso Cameron Carpenter plays JS Bach on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall.

The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, featuring orchestral classical music

Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Presented by Christopher Cook

American organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter brings his extraordinary manual and pedal dexterity to bear on the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ in the first two concerts exploring the works of the greatest composer for the instrument, JS Bach, and his own extraordinary improvisations.

Famous for his prodigious abilities and performance flair, Cameron Carpenter in these concerts plays Bach both in its original form and as viewed through the prism of other composers - including himself: the concert includes his reworking of part of a Bach solo violin partita. Alongside it are a chorale prelude arranged for piano by Busoni, and Henry Wood's and Busoni's arrangements of the famous D minor Toccata and Fugue re-imagined by Cameron Carpenter.

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540
Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 - excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter)
Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 536
Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', BWV 734 (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter)
Carpenter: Improvisation on B-A-C-H
Bach: "Evolutionary" Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, (arr. Wood, Busoni and Carpenter)

Cameron Carpenter (organ)

American virtuoso Cameron Carpenter plays JS Bach on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall.

The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, featuring orchestral classical music

Cameron Carpenter Organ Recital 2/22012090220190922 (R3)Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Presented by Christopher Cook

In the second of his two Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of the grandfather of composers for the instrument - JS Bach - in works performed both as Bach originally wrote them, and as reconceived by Cameron Carpenter himself.

In the former category, this recital includes the well known Fantasia and Fugue in G minor; in the latter, the famous Prelude and Fugue in D major, in a version cross-fertilised with the music of Gustav Mahler. And, in between, Cameron Carpenter demonstrates his prodigious abilities in that traditional organist's art - improvisation.

Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Carpenter: Étude-Fantasy for Pedals on the Prelude from J.S Bach's First Cello Suite
Bach and Mahler, arr. Carpenter: Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major

Cameron Carpenter (organ)

Organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of JS Bach.

The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, featuring orchestral classical music

Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Presented by Christopher Cook

In the second of his two Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of the grandfather of composers for the instrument - JS Bach - in works performed both as Bach originally wrote them, and as reconceived by Cameron Carpenter himself.

In the former category, this recital includes the well known Fantasia and Fugue in G minor; in the latter, the famous Prelude and Fugue in D major, in a version cross-fertilised with the music of Gustav Mahler. And, in between, Cameron Carpenter demonstrates his prodigious abilities in that traditional organist's art - improvisation.

Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Carpenter: Étude-Fantasy for Pedals on the Prelude from J.S Bach's First Cello Suite
Bach and Mahler, arr. Carpenter: Syncretic Prelude and Fugue in D major

Cameron Carpenter (organ)

Organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of JS Bach.

The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, featuring orchestral classical music