Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Anthology Vol. 1
Maurice Clerc recorded the 1889 Cavaillé-Coll in Saint-Sernin Basilica, Toulouse, just before the restoration in 1996, documenting the last sounds made by the penultimate large masterpiece of Cavaillé-Coll before the extensive restoration that disappoints some who knew the organ before.
VIERNE: 2nd Symphony in e
FRANCK: Trois Chorals
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Anthology, Vol. 2
La Madeleine, Paris This world-famous organ (1846, op. 3) of the young Aristide Cavaillé-Coll displays important innovations that would become standard for his later symphonic-orchestral style instruments. Christian von Blohn (b. 1963) plays.
COUPERIN: Offertoire sur les grand jeux (Mass for the Parishes)
DE GRIGNY: Récit de tierce en taille (1 Livre d’Orgue)
BOËLY: Fantaisie & Fugue in B-flat
FAURÉ: Pavane (Andante)
LISZT: Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H
WIDOR: Choral (Sym. Romane)
VIERNE: Final (Sym. I)
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Anthology, Vol. 3 Restored in 1998, this rarely recorded 1860 Cavaillé-Coll 3m in southern France enjoys a grand acoustic to which organist Martin Bambauer plays well. He programs works by Franck and by dedicatees of Franck’s organ works.
FRANCK: Grand Pièce Symphonique; two versions of Fantaisie in C (4th of 1868 and 2nd of 1863)
ALKAN: Prière in F; Prière in E arr. by Franck
BENOIST: Mvts. 2 Solo de hautbois and 5 Verset from Suite No. 9; Second Prélude in g
CHAUVET: Offertoire in D; Elévation No. 2 in D.
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Anthology, Vol. 4 Also rarely recorded, this Cavaillé-Coll dates from 1853 and was restored in 1974 to the condition of Cavaillé-Coll’s renovation in 1893. Organist Friedhelm Flamme plays works by the organist of this church, Auguste Fauchard (1881-1957), who grew up in the parish, studied extensively in Paris, became a priest and a well-known musician.
Symphony No. 2 for Organ; Vexilla Regis (6 mvt suite); In memoriam; Le Mystère de Noël (var. on Jesu redemptor omnium)
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Anthology, Vol. 5
This 1873 Cavaillé-Coll was chosen by Pierre Cochereau as the site for his improvisation classes, but is otherwise almost unknown. Markus Eichenlaub plays works of René Vierne (1878-1918), the younger brother of Louis.
RENÉ VIERNE: Prélude Grave; Intermezzo; Canzona; Toccata; Les Vêpres du commun des Saints; 5 of Dix Pièces de différents styles; Messe Basse, op. 8; Trois Offertoires, op. 10; 2 of Cinq Improvisations; 4 Interludes de Procession pour l’Hymn Pange Lingua