23 / 07 / 2023 - Sunday 11:00
This year’s guest, the Mecca of Organists masterclass teacher and a teacher at the City Conservatory of Paris, Christophe Mantoux will play on the royal instrument at the Church of Corpus Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows. The audience will hear the best compositions from 17th-century composers – Dietrich Buxtehude and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, or compositions by Georg Muffat, a baroque organ player and traveler, who had also lived in Prague and merged music from all over Europe in his masterpieces. The concert will end with Renaissance music by an unknown composer from the collection of the famous French musical publisher, Pierre Attaingnant.
Concert in cooperation with International Organ Masterclasses (Mecca of Organists)
Christophe Mantoux – organ (lector)
G. Böhm: Praeludium in F
P. Attaignant: 4 Danceries (Pavane, Tourdion, Basse danse, Branle)
J. P. Sweelinck: Echo Fantasia in d
G. Muffat: Passacaglia in g
J. Titelouze: Hymn Exultet coelum (3 verses)
D. Buxtehude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BuxWV 223
J. S. Bach: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 1095 d
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 1101 d
Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 1092d
Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733
Christophe Mantoux is a professor of organ at the Conservatoire régional in Paris and organist at the Church of Saint-Séverin. As a concert organist, he has traveled throughout Europe, North and South America, and has performed in Russia, China, South Korea, and Japan. He has been studying authentic organs of various periods and styles, both as a performer and as a sought-after teacher. Christophe Mantoux is a member of the French National Commission for Historical Monuments in the organ department and is frequently invited as a lecturer for organ masterclasses and a member of the juries of international organ competitions. His recordings of organ music are highly regarded by the professional public and music critics.
Behind the baroque altar, you will find the oldest preserved organ in Český Krumlov, about which we may say that it is completely original.