Location: Lecture Hall John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall
About The Event
Paul Goussot is “titulaire” of the famous Dom Bedos organ at the medieval Abbey of St-Croix in Bordeaux, France. He recently won first prize for improvisation at the 26th International Organ Festival in Saint Albans, in the United Kingdom. Born in 1984 in Bordeaux, Goussot’s organ playing career took off at the age of 16, when he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he first studied the harpsichord and basso continuo with Olivier Baumont and Blandine Rannou. After studies with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry, he graduated from the Conservatoire National and gained numerous first prizes, including two teaching diplomas that qualified him as professor of harpsichord and organ studies. Goussot is a prize winner of various international organ competitions, namely at the Musica Antiqua festival in Bruges (Belgium), at St-Maurice (Switzerland), and in 2007 he won first prize for improvisation at an international organ festival in Luxembourg. In 2009, as part of a joint program between the Cathedral Basilica in New Orleans and the Paris Conservatoire, he was named “First Young Artist” in residence at the Cathedral of Saint Louis, in New Orleans. He offers a solo organ recital on the McMyler Memorial Organ. Free, no ticket required.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552 Choral “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” BWV 645
Louis Vierne (1870–1937) Choral, from Symphonie no. 2, op. 20
Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia, from Cantata 146 (Tr. Marcel Dupré) Choral “Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe,” from Cantata 22 (Tr. Paul Goussot)
Louis Vierne Final, from Symphonie no. 6, op. 59
Paul Goussot Improvisation
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.