Bay Area fans of organ concerts feel a sense of celebration whenever Paul Jacobs is in town. The best of The Best is back. This coming Sunday afternoon at Davies Symphony Hall, Mr. Jacobs will be working the magnificent Ruffatti organ through an Olympian program that includes Bach’s Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29, followed by Mozart’s Andante in F major for Mechanical Organ, the Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor by Alexandre Guilmant, and culminating with Max Reger’s Introduction, Variations, and Fugue on an Original Theme. It is Reger’s ultimate composition for the organ – the kind that rattles a flying buttress or can blow the roof off. According to Paul, it’s like looking at Mount Everest….
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