Charles Marie Widor: Complete Symphonies

Charles Marie Widor: Complete Symphonies
In seven volumes, all ten of Widor's Symphonies have been recorded on organs built or restored by the Cavaillé-Coll firm. Organists Suzanne Chaisemartin, Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier, Daniel Roth and Odile Pierre perform on organs throughout France, including Rouen, Toulouse, Paris and Orléans.

BONUS! Several discs also include works by Widor's student, Louis Vierne; One disc includes a track by Félix-Alexandre Guilmant, Widor's successor as organ teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Charles-Marie Widor Vol. 1: Symphonie Nr. 1 op. 13/1
Suzanne Chaisemartin plays the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Church of St. Augustin in Paris, where she has been titular organist since 1949.

Widor: Symphonie Nr. 1 op. 13/1
Prélude
Allegretto
Intermezzo
Adagio
Marche Pontificale
Méditation
Finale

BONUS!
Louis Vierne: from Piéces de Fantaisie
"Sur le Rhin"
"Etoile du soir"
"Hymne au soleil"
$14.98
CD11221
Charles-Marie Widor Vol. 2: Symphonie Nr. 2 op. 13/2
Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier plays the renowned Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Ouen in Rouen.

Widor: Symphonie Nr. 2 op. 13/2
Praeludium Circulare
Pastorale
Andante
Salve Regina
Adagio
Finale

BONUS!
Louis Vierne:
Messe des défunts, op. 62
Prélude
Introit
Offertoire
Elévation
Communion
Défilé
$14.98
CD11231
Charles Marie Widor Vol. 3: Symphonie Nr. 3 and Nr. 7
Daniel Roth performs on the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Basilica of St. Sernin in Toulouse. The CD Booklet includes interesting notes (in English) from Mr. Roth about the instrument and the performance.

Symphonie Nr. 3 op. 13/3
Prélude
Minuetto
Marcia
Adagio
Finale

Symphonie Nr. 7 op. 42/3
Moderato
Choral
Andante
Allegro ma non troppo
Lento
Finale
$14.98
CD11241
Charles Marie Widor Vol. 4: Symphonie Nr. 4 and Nr. 6
Suzanne Chaisemartin performs on the organ at the Église Sainte Trinité, Paris. The instrument was originally built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 1868. It was expanded by the Pleyel-Cavaillé-Coll firm in 1934, and again in 1962 by the firm Beuchet-Debierre.

Symphonie Nr. 4 op. 13
Toccata
Fugue
Andante cantabile
Scherzo
Adagio
Finale

Symphonie Nr. 6 op. 42/2
Allegro
Adagio
Intermezzo
Cantabile
Finale
$14.98
CD11131
Charles Marie Widor Vol. 5: Symphonie Nr. 5 and Nr. 10
Daniel Roth plays the Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sulpice, Paris, where he has been titular organist since 1985.

Symphonie Nr. 5 f-moll op. 42/1
Allegro vivace
Allegro cantabile
Andantino quasi allegretto
Adagio
Toccata (Allegro)

Symphonie Nr. 10 "Romane" op. 73
Moderato
Choral (Adagio)
Cantilène (Lento)
Final
$14.98
CD11141
Charles-Marie Widor Vol. 6: Symphonie Nr. 8 op. 42/4
Odile Pierre plays the organ at the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans, which was restored by the Cavaillé-Coll firm in 1880.

Widor: Symphonie Nr. 8 op. 42/4
Allegro risoluto
Moderato cantabile
Allegro
Prélude (Adagio)
Variations (Andante)
Adagio
Finale

BONUS!
Louis Vierne: from pièces en style libre
Arabesque

Félix-Alexandre Guilmant
Marche funèbre et chant séraphique, op. 17/3
$14.98
CD11251
Charles-Marie Widor Vol. 7: Symphonie Nr. 9
Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier plays the beloved Cavaillé-Coll organ at St. Ouen in Rouen.

Widor: Symphonie Nr. 9 "Gothique" op. 70
Moderato
Andante sostenuto
Allegro
Finale

BONUS!
Louis Vierne: Messe basse op. 30
Entrée
Introit
Offertoire
Elevation
Communion
Sortie
$14.98
CD10411