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Grand Orgue de la Basilique de Saint-Maurice / Athanasiades


Release Date: 05/26/2017 
Label:  Tudor Records   Catalog #: 7206  
Composer:  Georges AthanasiadèsLouis BroquetGeorges Cramer
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recital of works by three Swiss composers- all closely connected to the organ of Saint-Maurice- is of interest not only for the local music scene of the Valais, but also for collectors of organ music and experts in organ building history. Born in 1929 in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Georges Athanasiades’ father who was himself a pianist and choir leader initiated him into music. After completing his classical and theological studies, followed by the study of German literature and musicology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg, Breisgau, he distinguished himself as organist at the Conservatory of Lausanne, where he received the highest diplomas. A Canon of Abbey Saint-Maurice in Switzerland, a priest since 1952 and Read more longtime professor at the Lycee there, he is titular organist in the Basilica, which possesses a remarkable instrument- the same one heard on this outstanding recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for a Great Organ by Georges Athanasiadès
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; Switzerland 
2.
Paschalia by Georges Athanasiadès
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Switzerland 
3.
Agaunensia by Georges Athanasiadès
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Switzerland 
4.
Lisztiana Hellenica by Georges Athanasiadès
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Switzerland 
5.
Andante by Louis Broquet
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Switzerland 
6.
Suite pour Orgue by Louis Broquet
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Switzerland 
7.
Suite joyeuse by Georges Cramer
Performer:  Georges Athanasiadès (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; Switzerland 

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