Today I'm ready to share the first of my few videos I made during the concert at La Madeleine church in Paris last Friday. Here is a video of my Toccata on the Themes by M.K.Ciurlionis (2011). I placed my camera on the pews at the left side of the console but the organ itself was removed from it quite a bit (it's behind the altar and not visible for the audience).
I have to admit, I was a little anxious before the concert how well the recording part will go from where I have placed the camera. I thought the sound of the pedal stops could have been a little louder for this piece.
Nevertheless, I hope you will enjoy the Tutti sounds of this French instrument. In such a reverberate and vast room even the ugliest organ can sound quite convincing (and this is really great instrument). In order for you to fully appreciate the acoustics of this church, I'm letting you hear the applause of the people in attendence at the end of the performance.
By the way, I have performed this Toccata at La Madeleine two years ago, during a concert with the women's choir "Virgo" of Vilnius University. That time the console was placed next to the organ itself.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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