J.S. Bach, Franck and the Dutch organ traditionTheDutch organ culture is unique in the world. Nowhere else are there so many historic organs on a clod as in the Netherlands. No wonder that the Netherlands also produced many famous organists. Jaap Zwart is in the line of the famous family of Black Organists. As the third generation, he wants to uphold that tradition. That is why the sombre music about Psalm 103 by his grandfather Jan Zwart is prominently on the programme. This monument from the Dutch organ tradition is framed by compositions by César Franck and Johann Sebastian Bach. Music that comes into its own on the romantic Ypma organ (1882). This beautiful instrument from 1882 has two manuals and an independent pedal and consists of 23 voices
ZwartJaap Zwart: "My grandfather always said: never imitate anyone. Many organists followed his style. But he hated it when people mimicked him. I'm really a Black, I notice that in my game. But I've also developed my own personality. When I give a concert, I try to surprise myself again and again with the music I play."
Explanation using the Bösendorfer Imperial With the
help of the concert grand piano Jaap Zwart will explain the pieces played
Orgelrecital Edesche OrgelRecitals Johann Sebastian Bach César Franck Jan Zwart Willem Mudde Jan Albert van Eyken Orgel