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Saturday 23 March 12:00

Sofienberg Church

NOK 250/150

Length: 1 hour



Estonian organist with a colourful programme

Spectrum ­– the diversity of colours that appears when light passes through a prism. Or the diversity of musical expressions in the concert programme of the Estonian organist Aare-Paul Lattik. In this lunchtime concert you experience German Baroque, French Late Romantic and Estonian contemporary music in a programme featuring J. S. Bach, M. Duruflé, Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür. There are also several exciting stories behind the works: The young organ student Artur Kapp had long wished to study composition with Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg, but was repeatedly rejected. However, when he wrote his Sonata in F minor in 1897, Rimsky-Korsakov immediately changed his mind. Lattik's own piece Revaler Totentanz is inspired by Bernt Notke's (1440–1505) painting of the same name, which hangs in the Nikolaikirken in Tallinn (Reval is the old name of Estonia's capital). This painting's twin Lübecker Totentanz, which hung in Lübeck, was destroyed during World War II. Fortunately, Revaler Totentanz lives on.


- Aare-Paul Lattik (born 1970): Humoresque "Revaler Totentanz"
- Paolo Lazzeri (born 1953): Toccata "Baltic storm"
- Arvo Pärt (born 1935): Trivium
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
- Guy Bovet (born 1942): "Hamburger Totentanz" from 3 Hamburg preludes
- Erkki-Sven Tüür (born 1959): Spectrum I
- Artur Kapp (1878–1952): I. Allegro maestoso, from Sonata in F minor
- Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986): "Sicilian" and "Toccata" from Suite, op. 5

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Aare-Paul Lattik is an Estonian organist with the French organ repertoire as his main field. He received a master's degree at the Estonian Music and Theater Academy before studying with some of France's foremost organists, including Professor Louis Robilliard at the Conservatoire de Lyon. From 2000 to 2008, Lattik was organist and artistic director at the Swedish St Mikael Church in Tallinn. Since 2006 he has taught at Estonia's Music and Theater Academy. The talented organist has played at a number of major venues in Europe. In addition, he has collaborated with Estonian composers such as Mart Siimer, Ester Mägi, and Alo Põldmäe on world premieres of new organ works. Lattik has received several awards for his organ playing.

Photo: Vyacheslav Andreyev

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Earlier Event: March 23
Later Event: March 23