This is the latest episode of the legendary concert series “Music of the World’s Cathedrals”: recital of the Organist titular of the Cathedral-Magistral in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). The town is famous as the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. Here the great writer studied and visited its Cathedral as he was working on his “Don Quijote”.
The recital is a collection of the main classical hits for organ. Tonight we have an opportunity to compare the stylish and refined French organ school, the laconic and philosophical German school and the passionate Spanish school.
The organ, during its centuries long history, went through all the historical periods together with the countries where it was present, and no wonder that joys and sorrows of the nations have left an imprint on their organ pieces. The programme allows us to enjoy various pieces written for this majestic instrument by various composers in various historical and geographical contexts and is sure to please every true connoisseur of organ music.
International concert organist and professor of Russian origin, completed her studies at the Conservatory M. I. Glinka (c. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) where she obtained diplomas distinguished organist and pianist with the prestigious russian Professor G. I. Kozlova.
From 1986 to 2003 she was Organist Philharmonic Soloist Irkutsk (Russia), where she developed a great organ solo activity, acting trio, duo and collaborating with soloists and chorus. She combine this work with working as higher grade piano professor at the Conservatory and at the State Academy of Music in Irkutsk.
Throughout her career she has perfected her organ studies at the International Academies of Innsbruck, Zurich, Haarlem, Florence and Salamanca, with the great masters like organists: Leo Kremer, Piet Kee, Ewald Kooiman, Harald Vogel and Lionnel Rogg, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Guy Bovet, Montserrat Torrent, Marie Claire Alain and Jean Guillou.
She has also attended courses: harpsichord with a famose professor S.Ruzichkova, choral director with a professors L.Sivukhin and V.Schipunov, and vocal technique with G.Marina among others.
Liudmila Matsyura develops high concert activity in Russia and Europe, performing in major International Organ Festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Belgium and Spain. She has performed in major European Cathedrals such as: Notre-Dame de Paris, Dom zu Salzburg (Austria), Basilica St. Bonifaz in Munich, Paderborn (Germany), St. Gile’s Cathedral, Edinburgh (Scotland), Domkirke of Stavanger (Norway) Cathedral, Moscow (Russia), Basilica St.Florian (Ausria),catgedral of Porto (Portugal), in different Spanish Cathedrals as in Palma de Mallorca, Salamanca, Alcalá de Henares(Madrid), in many Basilicas and churches and also in the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid.
She has a large repertoire that includes works from the fifteenth century to the present day, including complete catalogs of J. S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn and C. Franck.
As an organist she has participated in numerous radio and TV and has made several recordings on CD and DVD. For four years, Liudmila Matsyura has been the Musical Director of the Lyric Choir Miguel de Cervantes where she successfully performed many important concert projects.
Currently this leading International organist, is the organist titular of the Cathedral-Magistral in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). She participates as a jury member of national and international competitions, is the initiator and Artistic Director of the International Organ Festival “Alcala Cathedral”. In 2015 Liudmila Matsyura has been awarded prestigious award Fernando VI as a illustre citizen of San Fernando de Henares (Madrid).
” Grand Chœur” (from “12 pièces pour orgue”)
Adagio (attributed to T. Albinoni)
“Nun danket alle Gott”, Op. 65
“Etoile du soir” (from “24 Pièces de Fantaisie”), Op. 54, № 3
Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 565
J. Arcadelt – F. Liszt
“Carillon de Longpont” (from “24 pieces in free style”), Op. 31, № 21
“Saluto angelico” (from “Cathedral Windows”, Op. 106)
Toccata from “Suite gregoriana”
A recital for those who would like to get acquainted with organ music, for organ art lovers and for those who take an interest in the culture of Spain.
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Tags: Musical journey, Spain, The voice of the Kuhn organ, World masterpieces