For yesterday's organ duet recital @laputis and I decided to put a camera above the keyboards because we had 2 assistants who would have obstructed the view had the camera been placed from the side. A few minutes before we started playing, I came to the organ bench and positioned the camera on the light above music rack. I also life-streamed it to Facebook.
Afterwards I downloaded the video to my phone and uploaded it to cross-posted to YouTube and that's what I'm going to share with you today.
Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875-1911) Symphonic Poem "In the Forest" (1901) arrangement for organ duet
Juozas Naujalis (1869-1934) "Reverie" (1922) arrangement for organ duet
Kristina Vasiliauskaite (b. 1956) Sounds of the Forest (1988) for two organs
K. Vasiliauskaite Four Lithuanian folk songs (2010), arrangement for organ duet
Vidas Pinkevicius (b. 1976) Fantasy on the themes by Ciurlionis, Op. 11a (2013/2017) arrangement for organ duet
V. Pinkevicius "Veni Creator Spiritus", Op. 3a (2010/2019) arrangement for organ duet
@laputis and I would like to sincerely thank our last night's assistants, excellent and talented organists Eglė Rudokaitė and Audra Telksnytė for masterfully changing the stops and turning pages on the largest pipe organ in Lithuania and making our recital such a success. They both deserve to sit on the benches of the most interesting organs in the world more often!
Also thank you everyone who came to listen to us in the church and to those who watched the life-stream on FB! We appreciate your attention more than you know...
If you want, you can compare it to our playing in Svendborg, Denmark at the end of July. Composer Kristina Vasiliauskaite, who came up to us after the recital yesterday had listened to this video previously too and she said her 4 songs sounded much better at St John's church with its acoustical environment and of course the character of the instrument.
Ausra and I are hoping K. Vasiliauskaite will create something for organ duet in the not too distant future as well...
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