David Cassan inaugurated the sixth edition of the cyclo Bach Vermouth

The next Saturday 26 October begins sixth edition of the cycle BACH VERMUT of the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM) in the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium from Madrid. The protagonist will begin this series of seven concerts will be David Cassan, one of the leading figures of young French organists batch. In this new stage, the present cycle, from the 26 October to 9 of May next year, Bach works with pieces of other big names in the composition for organ, different times, hand international figures of this instrument, as mentioned David Cassan, Jeremy Joseph, the duo of Ana Aguado and Ana Belen Garcia, Thierry Escaich, Oscar Candendo (accompanied by the Navarra Chamber Choir), Daniel Oyarzabal and Jean-Baptiste Robin.

A revolution in the world of organ

The ambitious initiative of Bach Vermouth CNDM, which began in October 2014, It has achieved for five consecutive seasons over 80.000 viewers (more and more young people at concerts) Come closer, many of them for the first time, to listen and contemplate the fascinating world of body. The public has definitely lost it the "fear" of the organ and Bach Vermouth has established itself as one of the most successful musical and cultural events of the time, radically updating the image of this exceptional instrument. All thanks to an innovative formula concert format that has combined several elements, on one hand the greatness of the music of J.S. Bach played by the best international organists into a formidable body, and accompanied by another having a playful living space that has broken with the classical recitals protocol to use, by encouraging the gathering in the audience while sipping an aperitif before and after each concert, seasoned with a live jazz session. And all this at affordable prices: 5€ for the general public and 3 € for children 30 years. A round plan for Madrid Saturday mornings.

Vermouth Bach has already established itself running out locations for almost all your appointments and, Today, It is recognized also outside Spain because of its successful recipe concert, vermouth and jazz. Bach's name is inextricably linked to the organ and organist all, greater or lesser extent, It fills and nourishes the Master's work throughout his career. But, Of course, there is life in the body beyond Bach and this has been more than evident in the programs of the previous seasons, where the repertoire has expanded enormously and has made the magnificent organ Grenzing Symphony Hall of the National Auditorium show us sounds, colors and timbres that had not been heard in 20 concerts of the complete Bach.

CNDM to support organ music will again extend throughout the Spanish geography through the cycle "The Body in the Cathedrals": seven concerts in the cathedrals of Bilbao, Murcia, Pamplona, Málaga, Segovia, Las Palmas and Girona in line with the vocation of the center of bringing the music to a large number of cities, in this case through the magnificent instruments of our cathedrals and keeping alive the musical heritage.

David Cassan

David Cassan is considered by many one of the most prominent organists of his generation. He studied at the Conservatoire de Caen and Paris with teachers from the likes of Thierry Escaich, Pierre Pincemaille, Philippe Lefebvre, Francois Espinasse, Jean-Francois Zygel and Erwan Le Prado. It is usually invited to perform as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris, the Orchester National de Lyon, Capitole de Toulouse and the Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of Paris. In addition to France, He has played in Germany, England, Russia, China, Israel, Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Ireland, Uruguay, Holland, Iceland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. Today it is one of the most acclaimed organists by critics. His repertoire includes all ages with special attention to the repertoire of Bach and French music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Cassan is an outstanding and creative improviser and offers numerous concerts improvising at the piano and the organ in silent films. They are holding 12 first prizes in many of the most important organ competitions in the world as Chartres (France), St. Albans (England), Haarlem (Holland) and Gran Prix Jean-Louis Florentz Academy of Fine Arts in France. His reputation as a teacher has mushroomed in recent 5 years and gives master classes around the world: St. Petersburg, Beijing, Milan, Lausanne, Paris, etc. Cassan teaches at the conservatories of Nancy and Saint Mur-des-Fosses. He was invited as a juror in countless international competitions. He is currently organist at the Louvre in Paris Oratory.

Agenda Bach Vermouth:

  • 11.30h Opening doors and access to food tasting area
  • 12.30h Organ concert at Symphony Hall, retransmitted on a giant screen
  • 13.30h-14.30h BACH JAZZ! Appetizer-tasting entertained by jazz ensembles who perform their versions of works by Bach
  • Photograph: Q. Lagny