YolanDa Brown joins organist and conductor Anna Lapwood, piccolo player Stewart McIlwham and violinist Martin Höhmann to take a close look at Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 - his organ symphony.
They discuss the challenges of communicating with the conductor from the organ, how to get the perfect tempo so those mammoth chords have maximum impact, and how the flutes and violins manage the difficult offbeat rhythms.
Anna also reveals how she’s able to practise on concert hall organs, gives some social media tips for musicians who want to share their own musical journeys, and our listener question zooms in on organ ‘stops’.
Plus, what it’s like to actually be inside a 32-foot organ pipe…
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Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
70. Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony with Anna Lapwood