Part 6: Marcel Dupré – the concert organist (1/2)
Virtually from the evening mass, Dupré became a world star. Dupré played over 2,000 concerts all over the world, including 8 transcontinental tours. Travelling the globe was fraught with difficulties at the time.
This episode describes his tours to England and the USA, the unusual roots of his career, his quest for new worlds of sound and, last but not least, his appreciation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music.
Interview partners: Ben van Oosten, Jeremy Filsell, Robert Quinney, Bruno Chaumet, Alice Szebrat
Music: Deuxième Symphonie op. 26 (excerpt); H. Rogers: Concert Ouverture in B Minor; Cadence pour le 9ième concerto de G. F. Händel
Episode 7 online from 02 October 2021