Thomas Ospital
Thomas Ospital | Picture: Celine Nieszawer

Concert information


At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker


Both create music through the flow of air, and yet they could hardly be more different: the powerful, large organ and the intimate, modest flute. In this concert, Thomas Ospital, organist of St Eustache Church in Paris, and Emmanuel Pahud, principal flautist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, demonstrate how well the two instruments go together – with dreamy, often highly virtuosic works by Jehan Alain, Camille Saint-Saëns and Frank Martin. The full splendour of the organ’s sound comes into its own in transcriptions of Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre and Rachmaninov’s symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead.


Thomas Ospital organ
Emmanuel Pahud flute


Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004, movement 5: Chaconne (arrangement for organ by Henri Messerer)

Jehan Alain
Trois Mouvements, AWV 66 (arr. for organ and flute by Marie-Claire Alain)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse macabre, op. 40 (arr. Louis Robilliard)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Romance in D flat major, op. 37 (arr. for organ and flute )

Sergei Rachmaninoff
The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Poem, op. 29 (arr. for organ by Louis Robilliard)

Frank Martin
Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ

Main Auditorium

22 €

Series Z: Organ