J.S. Bach & Arvo Pärt: Organ Works David Bendix Nielsen
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552 "St. Anne":
- 1Bach: Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552 "St. Anne": I. Prelude08:53
- 2Bach: Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552 "St. Anne": II. Fugue06:52
- Arvo Pärt (b. 1935): Pari intervallo (Version for Organ):
- 3Pärt: Pari intervallo (Version for Organ)05:37
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 (After Vivaldi's RV 565):
- 4Bach: Organ Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 (After Vivaldi's RV 565): I. Allegro - Grave - Fugue04:38
- 5Bach: Organ Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 (After Vivaldi's RV 565): II. Largo e spiccato02:47
- 6Bach: Organ Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 (After Vivaldi's RV 565): III. Allegro03:19
- Arvo Pärt: Trivium:
- 7Pärt: Trivium07:48
- Johann Sebastian Bach: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653:
- 8Bach: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 65304:59
- Organ Trio super "Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend", BWV 655:
- 9Bach: Organ Trio super "Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend", BWV 65503:42
- Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662:
- 10Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 66207:56
- Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (Version for Organ):
- 11Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (Version for Organ)09:40
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582:
- 12Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582: I. Passacaglia07:58
- 13Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582: II. Fugue05:41
Info for J.S. Bach & Arvo Pärt: Organ Works
Young Danish-Hungarian organist David Bendix Nielsen makes his solo album debut with a recording that weaves the music of J.S. Bach and Arvo Prt into a rich recital. By combining composers with such apparently different musical approaches, Nielsen sheds new light on both, so that listeners hear unexpected parallels between the music of the German Baroque and that of 20th-century Estonia. One characteristic shared by both composers is that of a deep spirituality, as heard in chorale preludes and fugues by Bach, or in Prts hypnotic tintinnabulation in Spiegel im Spiegel. There is secular music, too, in the form of Bachs organ transcription of Vivaldis Concerto in D minor. David Bendix Nielsen is the organist of St. Marks Church in Copenhagen and teaches at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He won the Lonie Sonning Talent Prize in 2018, and from 2022 to 2023 was a recipient of the Young Cultural Elite scholarship from the Danish Arts Foundation.
David Bendix Nielsen, organ (Garrison Church in Kopenhagen)
David Bendix Nielsen
(b. 1993) is a Danish/Hungarian organist based in Copenhagen. He is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with professor Bine Bryndorf, Hans Fagius and Wolfgang Zerer. He debuted as a soloist in October 2019 with a virtuoso program and performance.
David was born in Denmark, but raised in Hungary, where he received his primary musical education. He started his organ studies at age 14, when he was finally able to reach the pedals, at the music high school in Győr. Four years later, he was accepted at the Music Academy in Copenhagen. David has further educated himself in master classes with artists such as Olivier Latry and Hans-Ola Ericsson, and competed in international organ competitions, latest the Nordic Organ Competition 2021 in Stavanger, where he won 2nd prize. In 2018 he was a recipient of the prestigious Léonie Sonning Talent Prize, and from 2022 to 2023 David is chosen as a recipient of the Young Cultural Elitescholarship from the Danish Arts Foundation.
Despite his young age, David has already an impressive series of concerts behind him, both in Denmark and abroad. He has performed at international organ festivals such as the Ivan Sokol Festival in Slovakia, the Antiqua Vox Festival in Italy and the Ars Sacra Festival in Hungary. He has played solo recitals at venues such as Temple Church and Westminster Abbey in London, Lund Cathedral in Sweden and Basilique Sainte-Clotilde in Paris. He is also active in projects with ensembles and choirs, most notably the vocal group Theater of Voices and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
David is the organist of St. Mark’s Church in Copenhagen and has previously held positions in some of the most important churches in Denmark; Roskilde Cathedral with its world renowned historic Raphaëlis Organ from the 16th century, as well as Holmens Church, the church of the Royal Navy. Besides his career as a performer he is teaching at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.