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Ravel and Debussy on the Organ 2024-2025

Travel through three centuries of French music with organist and composer Jean-Baptiste Robin for a concert that will splendour on the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique.

Season Presenting Partner

From Couperin to Robin, discover French organ music in original organ works as well as transcriptions. While Ravel and Debussy never composed for this instrument, their music, full of subtle colours and timbres, will resound with splendour on the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique.

Artists

Jean-Baptiste Robin, organ

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was generously offered to the OSM by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais.

Programme

Claude Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (transcr. J.-B. Robin, 11 min.)

Charles-Marie Widor, Symphony no. 6, op. 42, no. 2: I. Allegro (9 min.)

Maurice Ravel, Ma mère l’Oye, excerpts (transcr. J.-B. Robin, 9 min.)

Jean-Baptiste Robin, Chant du Ténéré (5 min.)

Louis Vierne, Suite no. 2, op. 53: VI. Toccata (5 min.)

Intermission (20 min)

François Couperin, Messe pour les couvents

Maurice Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin (transcr. J.-B. Robin)

Total duration85minutes