Ravel and Rachmaninov

Dresden Organ Cycle | Thomas Ospital plays well-known French works and a Sinfonia by Bach


Wednesday | 2/19/2025
8:00 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Tickets for this event will be available from 12.06.2024 from 10 am.

Ravel and Rachmaninov stand for many things in music, but not for the organ. That is both true and not true at the same time. Their compositions, played in this concert by Thomas Ospital from the Basque country, were originally written for orchestra. In this concert, we can experience how attractive and surprising it can be for our ears to combine works such as Rachmaninov's "The Isle of the Dead" and "Le Tombeau de Couperin", Ravel's Requiem for his friends who died in the First World War, with the countless sound possibilities of an organ. In addition, works by Bach and Saint-Saens will be played - everything you need to embark on a musical voyage of discovery.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29 (Arr. Marcel Dupré)

Sergei Rachmaninov
"The Isle of the Dead" (Arr. Louis Robilliard)

Camille Saint-Saëns
"Danse macabre" (Arr. Louis Robilliard)

Maurice Ravel
"Le tombeau de Couperin" (Arr. Thomas Ospital)


Thomas Ospital


Thomas Ospital

Born in the French Basque Country in 1990, Thomas Ospital was appointed titular organist at the great organ of Saint-Eustache in Paris in 2015. He has travelled all over Europe as a concert organist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra, and has also played in Russia and the USA. He is a professor at the Paris Conservatoire and gives masterclasses in literature and improvisation, which occupies a large part of his musical practice and also serves him as an accompanist for silent films.

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