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A Festival Of French Organ Music / Ben Van Oosten


Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 3161705   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles-Marie WidorGabriel PiernéFelix Alexandre GuilmantEugene Gigout,   ... 
Performer:  Ben van Oosten
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ben van Oosten numbers among today's best-known organ virtuosos. His complete recordings of the organ works of Marcel Dupré, Louis Vierne, and Charles-Marie Widor are nothing short of legendary. It is thus not surprising that his invitation for a portrait of the grand Stahlhuth/Jann organ in Luxembourg's Dude-lange resulted in a "Festival of French Organ Music." This full CD program extending over almost eighty minutes captures a fascinating performance on a his-torical instrument of supreme tonal beauty. Ben van Oosten numbers among today's best-known organ virtuosos. His complete recordings of the organ works of Marcel Dupré, Louis Vierne, and Charles-Marie Widor are nothing short of legendary. It is thus not surprising that his invitation for a portrait of the grand Stahlhuth/Jann organ in Luxembourg's Dude-lange resulted in a "Festival of French Organ Music." This full CD program extending over almost eighty minutes captures a fascinating performance on a his-torical instrument of supreme tonal beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Feuillets d'album (12), Op. 31: Marche américaine by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2. Pieces (3) for Organ, Op. 29 by Gabriel Pierné
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 12 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3. Invocation for Organ in B flat major by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4. Allegretto for Organ in B minor by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Scherzo for Organ in E major by Eugene Gigout
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6. Toccata for organ in B minor by Eugene Gigout
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8. Variations de concert, for organ in E major, Op.1 by Joseph Bonnet
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1908 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9. (12) pièces nouvelles, Op. 7: Elfes by Joseph Bonnet
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Written: pub 1910 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10. Suite for Organ no 2, Op. 27 by Léon Boëllmann
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 19 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11. Toccata for Organ no 3 in G major by Théodore Dubois
Performer:  Ben van Oosten (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/2011 
Venue:  l'Eglise Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxemb 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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