Organ music is often associated with the strict Bach. And what is the opposite of strictness in music? Free improvisation, of course. If we believe that Bach has nothing to do with it, we are mistaken. The great composer was a skilled and enthusiastic improviser. In fact improvising was part of his work, since an organist in church never knows how long his music is supposed to last, it depends on the course of the service. That is why organ improvisation in never lacking in the life of a cathedral.
At present the Frenchmen are rightly considered the best organ improvisers. Francis Vidil invites the audience of Moscow to the dramatic and emotional world of early Jazz. The famous musician from Versailles is going to improvise on the themes of Glenn Miller and Louis Armstrong and will offer his interpretation of Bach’s masterpieces.