Baroque Romantics Wanted - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Baroque Romantics Wanted

Baroque Romantics Wanted

Published November 3, 2011

If you’re into the Baroque and Romantic masters Johann S. Bach and César Franck, you may want to head to Hallgrímskirkja church (which took 38 years to build!). Björn Steinar Sólbergsson will sit at the organ while you experience music flawless in design.  In a large setting such as a church, Bach’s works shine with a radiance intended for large masses, filled concert halls and music classrooms as great works studied, understood and appreciated by the Icelandic music community for centuries. Franck’s works too carry the special designation of music from the nineteenth century that has enormous sway in the classical world today as pieces that are as richly ornamented and technically demanding, influencing French composers like Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Come with open ears and an open mind!
Where: Hallgrímskirkja
When: November 11, 12-12:30
How Much: Free

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