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Sun, 26 May 2019 11:00
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Iveta Apkalna / Orgelkonzert

At the first performance in 1962, the work triggered a serious scandal, but it has long since become established as a modern classic: György Ligeti’s »Volumina«, which makes do without any structures like melody or rhythm, being based instead solely on variations in timbre. This key work of contemporary organ music is the centrepiece of tonight’s recital given by Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna. Unlike in 1962, however, the Elbphilharmonie’s titular organist need not fear that the Ligeti piece will be more than the instrument can cope with. Her programme also featuring works by Sofia Gubaidulina and Lionel Rogg is a concert full of contrasts and extremes.

The Elbphilharmonie’s supporting programme offers a variety of different angles on the music performed – either to complement the concert itself, or as an experience in its own right. In this context, organist Thomas Cornelius, one week before the concert, explains exactly how an organ works – the perfect way to prepare for the concert with Iveta Apkalna.

Sun, 19 May 2019 18:00 / Sasel-Haus


Iveta Apkalna organ


Lionel Rogg
La cité céleste aus »Deux visions de l'apocalypse«

Sofia Gubaidulina
Hell und Dunkel

Lionel Rogg
Deux études

György Ligeti

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György Ligeti
Zwei Etüden für Orgel

Bronius Kutavičius
Orgelsonate »Ad Patres«

Aivars Kalējs


Naji Hakim
Étude-Caprice »alla russa« / Quatre Ètudes-Caprices pour Orgue pédalier solo

Introduction on Sun, 26 May 2019 10:00
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Großer Saal

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Supported by the Stiftung Elbphilharmonie