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Widor: Organ Symphonies 4, 5, 6, 9 / Marie-Claire Alain

Widor / Alain,Marie-claire
Release Date: 10/10/2005 
Label:  Apex   Catalog #: 62297  
Composer:  Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in 1977, these performances on the three-manual Cavaillé-Coll organ of Marie-Claire Alain’s home church at St Germain-en-Laye prove that Alain is a front-rank interpreter of Widor’s music. She basks in the wealth of colours produced by this organ, and in some of the more ponderous slow movements, her imaginative handling of colour and dynamic shading is a great asset.

On the whole, her tempi tend to be fast, except, surprisingly, in the scherzo of the Fourth Symphony, where the music never leaves the ground. A closely miked organ shows up some rather sour tuning, but this is a small price to pay when such wonderful articulation is in evidence.

-- Stephen Haylett, BBC Music Magazine
Read more reviewing Symphonies 4 and 9, as well as the Symphony no 3 excerpts, previously issued as Erato 98534
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony for Organ no 3 in E minor, Op. 13 no 3: 1st movement, Prelude by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
2.
Symphony for Organ no 3 in E minor, Op. 13 no 3: 4th movement, Adagio by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872/1927; France 
3.
Symphony for Organ no 2 in D minor, Op. 13 no 2: 6th movement, Finale by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876 
4.
Symphony for Organ no 3 in E minor, Op. 13 no 3: 5th movement, Finale by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872/1927; France 
5.
Symphony for Organ no 4 in F major, Op. 13 no 4 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1876; France 
6.
Symphony for Organ no 9 in c/C, Op. 70 "Gothic" by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; France 
7.
Symphony for Organ no 1 in C minor, Op. 13 no 1: 6th movement, Méditation by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1876; France 
8.
Symphony for Organ no 6 in G minor, Op. 42 no 2 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
9.
Symphony for Organ no 5 in F minor, Op. 42 no 1 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 have got to get used to this composer April 15, 2012 By malcolm fellows (cullman, AL) See All My Reviews "I am going toreserve critic report on this as I have no listened to it but once and need to pay attention to the delicated and demanding things that make an album worthwhile listening to and purchasing. Now I am not sure I am going to like this vidor . I amused to the big organ sounds and classic standafrds like E Power Biggs Bach pieces so I will reserve comment till later. Right now I dont like these piece of symphonies. Sorry Malcolm Fellows" Report Abuse
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