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Au grand orgue Pierre-beique / Kunz


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2747  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachCharles-Marie WidorMaxime GouletMarcel Dupré,   ... 
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In selecting the program for his first solo recording, Jean-Willy Kunz was naturally drawn to music by composers from his native France including Jehan Alain, Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupre, and Louis Vierne, while a work by Quebecois Maxime Goulet provides a contemporary flavor. These are paired with the great Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach. A highlight of this recording is Kunz's transcription of Camille Saint-Saens' Le Carnaval de animaux, which he first performed in 2014 for the inauguration of the Pierre-Beique organ. Kunz's transcription demonstrates the organ's ability to render a wide range of orchestral colors and textures. The organ at Maison symphonique de Montreal was designed and built for teh OSM by the renowned Read more organ builder Casavant in collaboration with architects Diamond Schmitt and Aedifca. The large scale opus 3,900 organ boasts 109 registers, 83 stops, 116 ranks and 6,489 pipes, and holds its own in orchestral works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
2.
Symphony for Organ no 9 in c/C, Op. 70 "Gothic": 2nd movement, Andante sostenuto by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; France 
3.
Symphony for Organ no 5 in f minor, Op. 42 no 1: 5th movement, Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 
4.
Citius, altius, fortius! by Maxime Goulet
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; United States 
5.
Cortège et litanie, Op. 19 by Marcel Dupré
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
6.
Fantasmagorie for Organ, AWV 73 by Jehan-Ariste Alain
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
7.
Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 3, Op. 54: 6th movement, Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; France 
8.
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jean-Willy Kunz (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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