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Audio sample Ouverture from "Suite gothique" Ouverture from "Suite gothique"

Audio sample Courante from "Suite gothique" Courante from "Suite gothique"

Audio sample Fantasque from "Suite gothique" Fantasque from "Suite gothique"

Audio sample Plaza Zaharra Plaza Zaharra

Audio sample Osio bide Polka Osio bide Polka

Audio sample Martxa de Deba Martxa de Deba

Escaich, Thierry (*1965)

Thierry Escaich - Live Improvisations

Thierry Escaich (Organ)
José Ignacio Ansorena (Txistu)

Deba, Iglesia Santa María

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Ouverture (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Musette (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Courante (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Sicilienne (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Fantasque (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Aria (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Final (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Agur, Itziarko Birjina Ederra   Anonymus
Fantasie sur "Agur, Itziarko Birjina ederra" (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Ritual dance on "Litanies" by Jehan Alain (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Transsylvanian dance (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Prelude et Double Fugue sur "O Filii" (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Plaza Zaharra   José Ignacio Ansorena (*1953)
Fantaisie sur "Plaza Zaharra" (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Osio Bide Polka   Pablo Sorozábal (1897-1988)
Pantomime sur la Polka "Osio Bide" (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Polonaise   Thierry Escaich (*1965)
Debako Martxa   Pablo Sorozábal (1897-1988)
Finale sur "Debako Martxa" (improvisation)   Thierry Escaich (*1965)

Playing time: 1:16 (h:m)
Booklet: 28p., English French German Spanish Euskera (basque)
Order Nr. AE 10691
EAN 4026798106911
Product category: CD
Release date: 25/08/2010


In September 2009, the new organ in the Church of Santa María, Deba (Basque country, Province of Guipúzkoa), built by the Grenzing organ company (El Papiol / Barcelona) was introduced to a wide public with a series of inauguration concerts. Thierry Escaich, one of the world’s most important improvisers, performed the opening concert on 5 September, 2009.

His programme consisted of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Nicolas de Grigny, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Jehan Alain and his own compositions as well as several improvisations between these works – sometimes relating to the works previously played (e.g. Litanies by Jehan Alain), sometimes on traditional melodies of Basque folklore.

Considering the great popularity of the txistu, the small Basque flute, I suggested to invite a txistulari for this concert in order to have him introducing the individual themes on the txistu flute. With José Ignacio Ansorena one of the best txistulari in the Basque country got invited, who fortunately accepted the invitation immediately.

We recorded the opening concert live. On the next day, further organ improvisations were recorded for the present CD, now replacing the written pieces from the concert programme. They seamlessly fit into the overall CD-programme . This recording thus communicates a very authentic impression of the spectacular live experience of an unforgettable concert evening, honoured with long-lasting applause by the numerous listeners.

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