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Widor: The Organ Symphonies Vol 1 / Joseph Nolan

Widor / Nolan
Release Date: 07/24/2012 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 292  
Composer:  Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Joseph Nolan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Volume 1 in a new collection of Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphonies, performed by Joseph Nolan on the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ of L'église de la Madeleine, Paris. Bridging the generations from Mendelssohn to Messiaen, Empire to Republic, Widor was born to the organ. His Lyonnaise kinsfolk were organ-builders, he showed early talent for the instrument, and for decades was the embodiment of its might and splendour across the Gallic domain - his ‘Organ Symphonies’ were genre-defining in their influence.

Joseph Nolan is an internationally renowned organist, acclaimed as ‘brilliant and such an astute musician’ (Gramophone UK). He was appointed to Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, St James’s Palace in 2004, and
Read more has since been invited to perform and record in some of the world’s premiere venues - including the refurbished Organ of Buckingham Palace Ballroom (SIGCD114) and the Organ of Saint-Sulpice in Paris (SIGCD167). The Cavaillé-Coll Organ of La Madeleine, Paris is a similarly renowned instrument, with former chief-organists including Camille Saint-Säens and Gabriel Fauré.

“These performances are full of spontaneity yet for all Nolan’s brilliance he allows the requirements of the composer always to take priority. The sympathy and expression that Nolan gives to this music and the assurance of his results will undoubtedly give this recital a special place amongst organ collectors” Musicweb International (for SIGCD167 – The Organ of Saint-Sulpice, Paris)
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Works on This Recording

Symphony for Organ no 6 in G minor, Op. 42 no 2 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
Symphony for Organ no 5 in F minor, Op. 42 no 1 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 

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