Posts Tagged ‘Essen’

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Perfect strangers in Essen

November 22, 2010

Watch Jon Lord warming up the Hammond during soundcheck for last Monday’s concert at Essen Philharmonie.

The clip also includes Jon Lord performing Perfect Strangers with Doogie White, DCRS and the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Essen: ‘Every now and then a snarl’

November 21, 2010

Jon Lord can still pronounce the name of the little town not far from Essen: Oer-Erkenschwick. In 1975, he recorded his Sarabande album with Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Eberhard Schoener. He explains to the audience at Essen’s Philharmonie that “tonight is only the third time ever that the whole work is being performed live.“

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Serious fun in Essen

November 18, 2010

A resounding and unwavering standing ovation concluded Jon Lord’s Essen feast of musical moods.

With a set based on the Sarabande suite in the first half, and a selection of solo and Purple tunes in the second half, Lord brought the German Ruhrgebiet crowd roaringly to their feet.


Working very hard with local band DCRS, Jon Lord and the enthusiastic Hagener Philharmonics gathered their energies to deliver a rich evening of musical variation and fascination, which hit all the right spots with the local crowd.

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Essen: What an evening!

November 18, 2010

Thank you Mr. Lord. The living legend, the genius, the Lord of the Hammond, in short the Maestro.

Bo Olsson reviews Jon Lord’s concert in Essen, Germany on November 15:

It all started with a reworked Sarabande. What a pleasure, it worked wonderful in this new format. It did manage to improve on the recording. With the new parts written for the orchestra instead of using synthesizers, giving a new life to the piece.

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Doogie White to sing with Jon Lord in Essen

November 13, 2010

Doogie White will handle male vocals at Jon Lord’s concert in Essen this Monday November 15.

Doogie has previously sung with Jon Lord in Luxembourg and Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Here are two clips from Luxembourg 2010:

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Jon Lord to perform entire Sarabande suite

September 12, 2010


Jon Lord has revisited his Sarabande suite from 1975 and plans to perform it live this fall. Sarabande is one of Jon Lord’s most successful and most loved orchestral works.

– In Budapest on the 18th of this month, I am playing the Sarabande suite for the first time ever live. That is, in its entirety, and in the same running order as the original recording.

– I have of course played Gigue and Bourrée many times and occasionally Pavane and Sarabande, but this is the first time the suite has been done ‘whole’.

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Jon Lord pictures from Essen

April 29, 2009

Albanese Music in Germany has published a gallery of photos from Jon Lord’s concert in Essen last February.

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Follow this link and then click on ‘Events’.

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Pictured, reviewed and interviewed in Essen

February 20, 2009

Essen 2009, Der Westen

Jon Lord photographed at Essen’s Grugahalle on February 3 by Armin Thiermer. Click on the photo to see many more.

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