Friday, June 19, 2009

Daniel Roth - Louis Vierne: Complete Organ Symphonies Vol.1

    Artist: Daniel Roth - (The Aristide Cavaille-Coll Organ of St. Sulpice, Paris)
    Album: Louis Vierne: Complete Organ Symphonies Vol.1
    Released: 2005
    Label: Aeolus
    Catalog N°: SACD AE-10451
    Genre: Classical, Organ
    File Format: eac_wv_cue_log, covers. 368MB

    Louis Vierne was the last of the great romantic organist-composers which flourished in France in the late 19th/ early 20th Century. In 1894 and Widor named him as his assistant at the church of Saint-Sulpice. On 21st May 1900, Vierne won the competition for organist of Notre-Dame in Paris in front of an eminent jury. He held the post until his death some thirty seven years later. The organ symphony can be traced back to both Franck and Widor who themselves, as well as Vierne, were inspired by the infinite possibilities afforded by the symphonic instruments that Aristide Cavaillй-Coll had built in the second half of the 19th Century in the Trocadйro Hall and the great churches of Paris. Vierne s six symphonies all possess a great deal of architecture reflecting the places where they were conceived although they are entirely secular in inspiration. No composer since Vierne has developed this form of composition for the organ further. The fact that Maоtre Daniel Roth is absolutely in his element with this repertoire, performed on "his organ".... Read more

    Symphony No.1 op.14 in d
    Symphony No.2 op.20 in e

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