Organist Marko Petricic - An Introduction
  • Classical music In this video feature, we have an introduction and artist's profile on Marko Petricic (pronounced pet-RICH-ich), one of the youngest new artists to appear on the Pro Organo CD label. Marko tells us about his background, including his early experiences in his native Yugoslavia (now Serbia), and shares performances on the pipe organ of works by two French composers, and also plays a transcription of a well-known organ Prelude and Fugue by JS Bach on his first instrument, the bayan. This feature also announces the release of Marko Petricic's first commercial CD recording, entitled "FRENCH ACCENT" (Pro Organo CD 7223), which is being released on the Pro Organo label on 25 April 2009. Marko's CD recording was made on a pipe organ known to organists as a landmark American Classic instrument built by Aeolian-Skinner, at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His new CD is an all-French organ program, including music of Franck, Guilmant, Widor, Duruflé, and Messiaen. The pipe organ that Marko plays in this video was renovated by the Indianapolis organ building firm Goulding & Wood, and is located in All Saints Episcopal Church, 1559 Central Avenue, in Indianapolis. Thanks to Jason Overall of Goulding & Wood for making this venue available to us for the video taping. The bayan segment of the video was taped in Ruth Lilly Concert Hall, located within the building devoted to the music school at the University of Indianapolis. This video segment was produced on 5 March ...

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