Eleonore Pameijer (flute) and Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (organ) - Saint-Saëns, Guilmant, Widor

Eleonore Pameijer (flute) and Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (organ) - Saint-Saëns, Guilmant, Widor
Artists: Gerrit Christiaan de Gier Eleonore Pameijer


Eleonore Pameijer (flute) and Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (organ) - Saint-Saëns, Guilmant, Widor

Invocation in E
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel) Eleonore Pameijer (fluit)
The combination of flute and organ is seldom seen on the concert stage. With this atmospheric 'Invocation' Eleonore Pameijer makes her flute sound like an extra register of the organ. Sigfrid Karg-Elert originally wrote down 'Invocation' for organ solo as part of the piece Sempre Semplice. 142. By playing the melody on the flute, the piece gets more depth and relief
Symphonischer Choral, op. 87, nr. 1 , 'Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade'
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel)
With the title 'Symphonic Choral' Karg-Elert mainly wanted to point out the monumental structure of the piece. This is not inferior to the equally grand coral fantasies of Karg-Elerts' contemporary Max Reger. Karg-Elert closely follows the chorale text in that first Symphonic Choral. The six strophes take musical form in six variations on the chorale melody
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel) Eleonore Pameijer (fluit)
Franz Lachner came from a very musical family. His three brothers were also composers. The special thing about Lachner's life is that he saw almost the entire nineteenth century pass by. He knew Beethoven, but he also knew Wagner. It was mainly the music of his peer Schubert that made a lasting impression. This melancholy 'Elegie' from 1879 sounds like a long spun-out song, like only Schubert could compose
Fantasie nr. 3, op. 157
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel)
Camille Saint-Saëns made himself immortal with his famous Third Symphony for organ and orchestra. As organist of the Paris Madeleine Church Saint-Saëns also wrote a number of solo pieces for organ. Just like that 'Organ Symphony', this Third Fantasy is full of choral-like themes. The free form of the piece gives the organist plenty of room for a colourful interpretation
Drie landelijke miniaturen, op. 24
Eleonore Pameijer (fluit)
Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer was fascinated by exotic cultures from an early age. His first trip in 1923 to the then Dutch East Indies made a great impression. Three years later Van den Sigtenhorst Meyer composed the 3 National Miniatures. In that you hear a clear Oriental slant. The music is characterized by long stretched out lines and a free rhythm without a clearly perceptible pulse.
Trois Mouvements
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel) Eleonore Pameijer (fluit)
  • I. Andante
  • II. Allegro con grazia
  • III. Allegro vivace
Jehan Alain originally composed the Trois Mouvements for flute and piano. Jehan Alain was the brother of the famous organist Marie-Claire Alain. She rewrote these pieces in 1975 for flute and organ. The first two parts have a pastoral character. The last part is an exhilarating dance. In terms of style, the pieces are in line with composers such as Debussy and Messiaen.
Eleonore Pameijer (fluit)
Syrinx by Claude Debussy is perhaps the most famous piece for flute solo. Debussy composed it in 1913 as stage music for Gabriel Mourey's play Psyché. Although composed thirteen years earlier than the Three National Miniatures by Van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, Debussy musically goes much further. Debussy originally wrote Syrinx without bars or breath marks. With this Debussy wanted to give as much freedom as possible to the soloist. Later these were added by flutist Marcel Moyse
Scherzo Symphonique, op. 55, nr. 2
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel)
Just like Karg-Elert's piece, Guilmant's Scherzo Symphonique also has symphonic proportions. Guilmant poured the piece in the form of a rondo with two alternating trio parts. In the virtuoso ending, the main melody returns again
Suite, op. 34
Gerrit Christiaan de Gier (orgel) Eleonore Pameijer (fluit)
  • I. Moderato
  • II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  • III. Romanze. Andantino
  • IV. Finale. Vivace
Charles-Marie Widor made himself immortal with his ten organ symphonies. A lot of his other music unfortunately got a bit in the background. Widors Suite, on. Fortunately, 34 is an exception to this rule and sounds regularly on the chamber music stages. In the first movement from Widor his love for the music of Bach. The subsequent feather-light 'Scherzo' is reminiscent of Mendelssohn's fairytale scherzos. In the serene 'Romance' we hear Widor from his most melodious side. In the 'Finale', Widor brings the musical tension further and further with a radiant climax to its conclusion
Friday 31 January 2020, 20:00

Transverse flute and organ form a particularly beautiful combination. Logical, because an organ consists of wind pipes, so flutes. Dutch star flutist Eleonore Pameijer and organist Gerrit Christiaan de Gier will play the most beautiful music of Widor, Saint-Saëns and Guilmant on Friday evening. You can just start thinking you're in France

When and where

Begin time:
Friday 31 January 2020, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

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  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
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Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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