Vierne: Complete Organ Symphonies, Vol. 3 / Tharp

Release Date: 1/3/2020
Label: Aeolus
Catalog Number: AE11191
Composer: Louis Vierne
Performer: Stephen Tharp
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) undoubtedly led the Organ Symphony to its stylistic climax. In the tradition of this original French genre he stands in line with his teachers and pioneers César Franck and Charles-Marie Widor. The last two relevant works were written in 1924 and 1930. AEOLUS has already published Symphonies No. 1-4 with Daniel Roth on the famous Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ (1862) of Saint-Sulpice in Paris in recent years. For the last episode he kindly left 'his' instrument to his younger colleague Stephen Tharp from New York. Stephen Tharp, hailed as “the organist for the connoisseur" (organ - Journal für die Orgel, Germany), “the thinking person’s performer" (Het Orgel), “every bit the equal of any organist" (The American Organist" magazine) and “the consummate creative artist" (Michael Barone, Pipedreams), is recognized as one of the great concert organists of our age.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony for Organ no 6 in B minor, Op. 59 by Louis Vierne
Performer: Stephen Tharp (Organ)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1930 ; France
2. Symphony for Organ no 5 in A minor, Op. 47 by Louis Vierne
Performer: Stephen Tharp (Organ)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1924 ; France
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