Matthew Dirst, Bach Art of Fugue, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
Calgary Organ Festival
One of the highlights of this year’s Calgary Organ Festival was the programming of Bach’s final masterpiece, The Art of Fugue.
American organist Matthew Dirst gave a wonderful display of the Ronald B. Bond Bach Organ (Ahrend Orgelbau) as part of the series of recitals held throughout the city as is customary for this annual festival. This was an event not to be missed, as Bach’s last work, including the final fugue left incomplete at his death, was also performed here in its posthumously completed form.
Found this TedTalk this morning with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Artistic Director of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.