Three Generations of French Composers, with Escaich

Saturday, January 11, 2020
(encore broadcast Monday, January 20)
8:00 PM

Organist Thierry Escaich joins the BSO for Saint-Saëns's tour-de-force Organ Symphony and a concerto by Poulenc, plus Alain Altinoglu conducts his arrangement of Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande.

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Thierry Escaich, organ

Hear Part 1:

Hear Part 2:

DEBUSSY (arr. ALTINOGLU) Suite from Pelleas and Melisande
POULENC Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra, and Timpani
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony

Thierry Escaich describes the artistic possibilities of the Symphony Hall Aeolian-Skinner organ in music by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns in a preview of the concert with WCRB's Brian McCreath: