September 29, 2022 marks a milestone in the construction of the new organ in Cambo.
It is a good step forward !
Indeed, the organ builder Kristian Weigscheider came to take the measurements in the church of Saint Laurent in Cambo.
Stay and evening in Halsou
What do music lovers do in the evening? They play music!
Kristian Weigscheider opens the evening with a work from Dresden. He performs four chorales, including one of Christ Lag in Todes Banden by Gottfried Homilius, a pupil of Bach.
We were not able to film the evening but we show you some shots of the performers in action and a video link to Gottfried Homilius’ composition. This photo of Christian Weigscheider shows him at the piano when he offered an “improvisation” sequence later in the evening. There is no shot of him playing the organ.
Discover a working organ and play Bach…
Then it was Etienne, who had come to join the party, who discovered the working organ installed in the home of the host Haltsuar. He played Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Chorale du veilleur”.
Here is the link to the “Choral du veilleur” performed by Pierre ASTOR
First two counterpoints played on 2 keyboards
Later in the evening, the first two counterpoints from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of the Fugue will be performed on two keyboards.
Here is a very different version, but one that allows us to discover the second counterpoint of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of Fugue.
Then Laurent and Etienne will offer a Chopin sequence and Kristian Wegscheider an improvisation sequence.
The evening continued with a festive atmosphere mixing musical moments and exchanges in German and English. In the photo below, from left to right, we see Matthias Weisbach working with Kristian Weigscheider, the Weigscheider postman and Etienne. They are tasting a Basque wine from Irouléguy offered by François Uys who could not come, but this will only be a postponement.
The evening ends on a high note
At the end of the evening, the musical performances were in a more French mode with some pieces by Claude Debussy played on the piano.
It is Etienne who starts with Arabesque n°1. Here is a link to discover this work by Debussy performed by Alain Planès:
This is followed by the First Movement of the Bergamasque Suite performed by Laurent. Here is a new link to discover this work performed by Pallavi Mahidhara:
Wink by way of goodbye
The evening ended with “En bateau”, the first movement of the small suite for piano 4 hands, as a wink to the next morning. Kristian and Mathias plan to visit Ciboure, its port and of course its organ before leaving for Germany.