31. Jul

Iveta Apkalna releases the Intermezzo from Vierne’s 3rd Organ Symphony

Where harmony is concerned, Vierne’s chromatic passages are a prominent feature that is lacking in Widor, whose clear tonal language was soon regarded as dated in the 20th century. 'The chromaticism leads into the unknown. You lose your orientation and your balance; Widor is different in that respect,' Iveta Apkalna comments. The form of the organ symphony pioneered by Franck and developed by Widor reaches its apogee with Vierne. The scherzo-like Intermezzo is more than a mere interlude and has rich harmonies that take it to the edge of tonality.

With 'Organ Symphony No.3, Op. 28: III. Intermezzo' by Louis Vierne, Iveta Apkalna takes another look at the infinite tonal possibilities of the twin organ of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and her new album 'Widor & Vierne', which will be released on September 18 on Berlin Classics.