Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Axel Flierl

Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Axel Flierl from St. Peter’s Basilica, Dillingen an der Donau, Germany, plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





Choral-Improvisation sur le "Victimae paschali"
Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
(reconstructed by Maurice Duruflé)

Choral "Ertöt’ uns durch Dein’ Güte" from Cantata BWV 22
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
(transcribed by Maurice Duruflé)

Incantation pour un jour Saint op. 64
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Ave Maria. Ave Maris Stella op. 5
Jean Langlais

"Pilgrim’s chorus" from the opera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
(transcribed by Franz Liszt)

Fugue symphonique
Pierre Cochereau (1924-1984)
(reconstructed by David Briggs)

Berceuse à la mémoire de Louis Vierne
Pierre Cochereau
(reconstructed by Fréderic Blanc)

Sortie improvisée sur "Haec Dies"
Pierre Cochereau
(reconstructed by François Lombard)

About Axel Flierl

Axel Flierl (b. 1976) studied sacred music, concert organ and concert organ improvisation with Edgar Krapp and Wolfgang Hörlin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Subsequently, he focused additional studies on French Organ Music under tutelage of Thierry Escaich and Vincent Warnier at Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris (France) from 2004 to 2006, where he studied the complete organ works by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986). In 2006, Flierl was appointed to titular organist and conductor at St. Peter’s Basilica in “Dillingen an der Donau” (Bavaria/Germany), where in 2007, he introduced the international annual organ festival “Dillinger Basilikakonzerte”, around the renowned Sandtner-organ. To date, he continues to serve as its artistic director. In January 2018, he received his Ph.D. at the Karlsruhe University of Music with “cum laude”, focusing on the organ works of German composer Karl Höller (1907–1987). Axel Flierl’s international solo organ performances and organ masterclasses lead him from Australia (Melbourne), to South Africa (Cape Town), Hong Kong (Cultural Centre), USA, South America (Uruguay), Russia (Moscow Cathedral, St. Petersburg Philharmonics, Khanty-Mansijsk Concert Hall), Abkhazia, Iceland (Reykjavik), Israel, Holy Land, Palestine (Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth) and Europe (including performances at renowned festivals as Notre-Dame de Paris, Rome, Lucerne, Cathedrals of Dresden, Warsaw, Sevilla, Lausanne, Bordeaux, Dijon, Narbonne, Antwerp, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Turku, Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim).  His numerous TV-, radio-, and CD-recordings, as well as frequent publications in specialized journals, helped Flierl emerge as a well-respected thought-leader in solo organ music. He is looking forward to giving his US-debut in Washington D.C in 2018.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • April 15, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm