Don’t be put-off by the obscure French title; this pipe organ album will dramatically demonstrate your sound system (though it is not super audio.) Yves Rechsteiner plays the 1888 organ of the Puget Dalbade church, one of the finest French symphonic organs. A tribute to the art of the family organ builders of Toulouse, this recording explores the seemingly infinite range of sounds of this pipe organ in arrangements of spectacular orchestral works, including movements from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and the Danse Macabre of Saint Saens.
Orchestral compositions rethought as organ works are dramatically performed as well as authentic organ pieces, such as the beautiful the Fantasy by Caesar Franck. The pipe organ alsoRead more reveals Chopin’s Marche funèbre in a new light. A novelty? Yes, but also a must for lovers of French symphonic music. Read less
Works on This Recording
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40by Camille Saint-Saëns Performer:
Yves Rechsteiner (Organ)
Period: Romantic Written: 1874; France Venue: l'Église de la Dalbade ŕ Toulouse Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs.
Danse macabre, Op. 40 (arr. Y. Rechsteiner for organ)
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 (arr. Y. Rechsteiner for organ)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (arr. Y. Rechsteiner for organ): Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto (arr. Y. Rechsteiner for organ)
Elevation ou Communion in A minor
3 Pieces for Organ: No. 1. Fantaisie in A major, M. 35
Symphonie gothique, Op. 70: II. Andante sostenuto
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March": III. Marche funebre: Lento (arr. E. Batiste for organ)
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (excerpts) (arr. Y. Rechsteiner for organ): IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegretto non troppo
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (excerpts) (arr. Y. Rechsteiner for organ): V. Songe d'une Nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto - Allegro
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
RecommendedFebruary 13, 2013By W. Wilborn (Richwood, TX)See All My Reviews"The sound engineering, organist, and organ are really good. Good transcriptions, good music. The booklet is extremely well done. I'm a novice but these are my opinions. Let's hope that an organ enthusiast will review this one."Report Abuse
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