César Franck



"Dettra manipulated colors, crescendos, and decrescendos with apparently effortless suavity...Start to finish, this was music making of absolute authority and sophisticated expression."

The American Organist

"While organ recital discs abound, ones that are exceptional rather than merely good are rare...Dettra is an organist with both impeccable musical taste and dazzling technique to burn...An extraordinary organ recital by a brilliant organist...Urgently recommended to all music lovers, not just organ mavens.” 


The Complete Organ Works

     In celebration of César Franck’s bicentennial in 2022, American concert organist Scott Dettra will undertake a tour of Franck’s 12 major organ works, performed from memory in two 75-minute recitals on a single day, or on consecutive evenings. 

     Franck’s organ music—arguably the most significant contribution to the repertoire after that of Bach—broke new ground and charted the course of the French Romantic organ school. Thanks to his mature harmonic language and ability to write achingly beautiful melodies, this music has become an enduring foundation of the organ repertoire.

     Praised for the clarity, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance of his playing, Mr. Dettra will bring his hallmark poeticism and suave sense of expression to this beloved music, which is rarely performed live in its entirety.

Program Options

The Complete Works in 2 Recitals

Performed on a single day,

or on two consecutive evenings

Recital 1

Pièce héroïque



Choral 1


Grande pièce symphonique

Recital 2

Choral 3

Fantaisie in C

Choral 2

Fantaisie in A

Prélude, fugue et variation


Either program is also available as a stand-alone recital, or a custom program for a single recital may be arranged between the presenter and the artist.

For North American bookings, please contact John McElliott at Karen McFarlane Artists. john@concertorganists.com

For international bookings, please contact Scott Dettra directly at