Fantastic Organ Toccatas

Львівська національна філармонія ім. М. Скорика
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Saturday 26.08.2023 / 18:00

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The X International Music Festival “Music in Old Lviv”, held from August 15 to 31, will be a pleasant last chord of the Lviv artistic summer.

The main concept of this year’s, already tenth in a row, International Festival “Music in Old Lviv” within the framework of partnership with the “Music in Old Krakow” festival is to present Lviv as a city with a special architectural and historical landscape, monuments of European culture and history, traditions, interactive ideas and creative realities.

The organizer of the festival during these years has always been the Lviv National Philharmonic, the director is Serhii Burko.

This year, guests can expect seven unique events, each of which will demonstrate the multidimensionality, diversity and uniqueness of the city’s musical culture! These are organ events, concerts of spiritual, ancient music and well-known and beloved classical compositions performed by well-known groups and soloists uniquely.

A storm of feelings, brightness of impressions, splendour and majesty – each piece of the program will immerse us in the era of magnificent palaces and temples, exquisite royal receptions and sophisticated musical evenings.


Organ improvisations by Björn O. Wiede will invite you to the mysterious world of organ sounds, where the thriving basses of baroque chorales, rapid passages of preludes and toccatas will come together in a whirlwind of a new perspective of a recognized musician. Bjorn O. Wiede comes to Lviv to express his solidarity with Ukrainians through high art.



  • Björn O. Wiede, organ



  • Improvisation Tokkata in baroque
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788). Sonate a-moll Wq 74/4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Tokkata and Fugue F-Dur BWV 546
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Fantasie and Fugue about the name BACH
  • Rainer Kunad (1936-1995). Fantasie for organ conatum 95 “For we shall all be salted with fire”