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Composers In Person - Widor, Messiaen, Dupré, Vierne


Release Date: 07/09/2007 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 55037   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Charles-Marie WidorOlivier MessiaenMarcel DupréLouis Vierne
Performer:  Charles-Marie WidorOlivier MessiaenMarcel DupréLouis Vierne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These discs were first issued as individual full price CDs during 1994-1997. They were and remain a luxury product... Interesting to hear Widor in his famous Toccata recorded at Saint Sulpice in 1932. This is not as winged as I had expected - more lead-weighted and plodding. Vierne in his Marche Episcopale takes the stride in unhurried imperial finery. Marcel Dupré's Berceuse rocks the cradle with secure and self-hypnotic confidence. Then comes the rending of the curtain from ceiling to flagstone as propelled by Messiaen. The composer’s recording of the terrifyingly spangled sunshine of Transports from L'Ascension was made 12 years after the work was written.

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony for Organ no 5 in f minor, Op. 42 no 1: 5th movement, Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Charles-Marie Widor (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1932 
Venue:  Saint-Sulpice, Paris 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Symphony for Organ no 9 in c/C, Op. 70 "Gothic": 1st movement, Moderato by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Charles-Marie Widor (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1932 
Venue:  Saint-Sulpice, Paris 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Le banquet céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Olivier Messiaen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 07/26/1956 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Paris 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1932 
4.
Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 7: no 3 in G minor by Marcel Dupré
Performer:  Marcel Dupré (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Venue:  Queens Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded June 25 and October 27, 1926. 
5.
Suite bretonne, Op. 21: Berceuse by Marcel Dupré
Performer:  Marcel Dupré (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1929 
Venue:  Queens Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Improvisations (3) for Organ: no 1, March episcopale by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Louis Vierne (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1928 
Venue:  Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 1, Op. 51: 2nd movement, Andantino by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Louis Vierne (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1928 
Venue:  Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Improvisations (3) for Organ: no 3, Cortege by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Louis Vierne (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1928 
Venue:  Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Symphony for Organ no 9 in c/C, Op. 70 "Gothic": 2nd movement, Andante sostenuto by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Charles-Marie Widor (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1932 
Venue:  Saint-Sulpice, Paris 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Symphony for Organ no 9 in c/C, Op. 70 "Gothic": 4th movement, Moderato by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Charles-Marie Widor (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1932 
Venue:  Saint-Sulpice, Paris 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
11.
L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Olivier Messiaen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Date of Recording: 1956 

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