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Composer: Alain, Jehan (1911-1940)

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Year of birth1911
Year of death1940
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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LondonThursday Lunchtime Concerts, Organ Series, Americana '18

Cochereau, Bolcom, Alain
Alexander Mason, Organ

LondonTemple Church Choir

Vaughan Williams, Pärt, Alain, Poulenc, Finzi, Tallis, Janáček
Roger Sayer; Temple Church Choir; Greg Morris; Anne Denholm

LondonOrgan Series, Americana '18

Andriessen, Alain, Bach, Bolcom, Bartók, Tailleferre, Preston
Stephen Farr, Organ

NorthamptonWond'rous Machine: French Fireworks!

Alain, Dupré, Duruflé, Vierne
Lee Dunleavy; Northampton Bach choir; Simon Hogan
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László Fassang: organ spectacular in Budapest

Pál Mácsai and László Fassang © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Here's a winning formula to pack a concert hall for a Saturday night organ recital: book one of the country's best-known actor-managers to front the evening, invest in televisual effects, and write a good script. 
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Stephen Farr opens Westminster Abbey's Summer Organ Festival 2012

Stephen Farr
It is often said that the concert hall is the sanctuary of musicians and music lovers alike: frequent concertgoers flock to their favourite venues as regularly as Sunday service, dressed in their finest and observing the sacred rites and rituals of the classical concert.
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Alison Balsom and David Goode give a stunning recital in St John's Kirk, Perth

Alison Balsom,  ©  Matt Hennek and EMI Classics
For its last classical concert of 2011, Perth welcomed back international trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom to St John’s Kirk, this time with David Goode on organ, for an imaginative and challenging programme of music. Balsom, awarded Best Female Artist at this year’s Classical Brit Awards, is no stranger to the town, and a sizeable crowd filled the church for this recital.
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A Judith Bingham world premiere on the Royal Albert Hall organ

© : BBC / Derek Reay
The enormous organ of the Royal Albert Hall had a busy Sunday. In the evening Prom, it was due to add even more volume to Havergal Brian’s monumental ‘Gothic’ Symphony, whilst during the afternoon it was given to the charge of Stephen Farr, one of the UK’s most compelling organ recitalists, for a solo recital.
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Fête des Lumières à l'Auditorium de Lyon : Synesthésie et Correspondances

Une soirée de feu mélânt orgue, harpe, percussions, danse et mise en lumière célébre les Lumières lyonnaises. 
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