Friday, May 7, 2010

Organ History: Erik Satie and French rarities of the XXth Century - Arturo Sacchetti

    Album: Organ History: Erik Satie and French rarities of the XXth Century
    Released: 2001
    Label: Arts
    Catalog N°: 47641
    Genre: Classical, Organ
    File Format: eac_wv_cue_log, covers complete 312MB. mp3 (lame) VBR-245 V0, 120mb

    The present installment of Arturo Sacchetti's encyclopedic Organ History survey for Arts Music drops anchor in late-19th/early-20th-century France. It can be argued that the five instrumental sections from Satie's Mass for the Poor that open this recital lose poignancy when shorn of their surrounding vocal movements, although the organ is a perfect instrument for the composer's quirky, instantly identifiable harmonic language. By contrast, D'Indy's Les Vêpres du Commun des Saints, Roussel's Prélude et Fughetta, and Honegger's Deux Pièces pour Orgue make an arid, academic impression. After Wayne Marshall's pulverizing speed through the Pastorale by Roger-Ducasse (Virgin Classics), Sacchetti's relatively conservative virtuosity proves less engaging. However, his incisive hand/foot coordination enliven Tournemire's Improvisation on "Te Deum" and Langlais' Hymne d'Actions de grâces "Te Deum", although the latter yields to Andrew Herrick's more vivid and better engineered traversal on Hyperion. Organists looking for an effective, unhackneyed encore should consider Ibert's Musette or Milhaud's Pastorale. Sacchetti plays both of them superbly and sensitively. If you own this series' first 13 volumes, naturally you'll not want to miss this one.--Jed Distler

    01. Erik Satie, from Messe des Pauvres 1 03:17
    02. Erik Satie, from Messe des Pauvres 2 02:21
    03. Erik Satie, from Messe des Pauvres 3 01:28
    04. Erik Satie, from Messe des Pauvres 4 00:57
    05. Erik Satie, from Messe des Pauvres 5 03:26
    06. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 1 01:12
    07. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 2 02:19
    08. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 3 01:50
    09. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 4 01:07
    10. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 5 02:27
    11. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 6 01:26
    12. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 7 02:34
    13. Vincent D'Indy, Les Vepres du Commun des Saints 8 00:59
    14. Albert Roussel, Prelude et Fughetta 04:47
    15. Charles Tournemire, Improvisation sur le Te Deum 07:19
    16. JJA Roger-Ducasse, Pastorale 14:59
    17. JFA Ibert, Musette 03:16
    18. Arthur Honneger, Deux pieces por orgue 1 03:39
    19. Arthur Honneger, Deux pieces pour orgue 2 05:20
    20. Darius Milhaud, Pastorale op 229 03:44
    21. Jean Langlais, Hymne d'actions de graces Te Deum 05:25


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