Demessieux Retrospective

Demessieux Retrospective
Item# demretvol3

Product Description

Volumes 1 & 2 of this series have been reprinted and are now available. Volume 3 is scheduled to be reprinted and should be available in January 2009. Orders for volume 3 are being backordered to be shipped when available.

Writes Arthur Lawrence in the July 1999 The American Organist, "These are phenomenal performances by an extraordinary organist [Jeanne Demessieux 1921-1968] whose technique and musicality knew no bounds . . . One is astounded by the electrifying interpretations that transcend any matters of performance practice. . . Seldom has the intrinsic message of [the Messiaen and Liszt works in Vol. 3] been so effectively communicated." Also listed below are two recordings by others of Demessieux's compositions.

Imported by OHS

Demessieux Retrospective Vol. 2
Jeanne Demessieux Vol. 2 — DEMESSIEUX: Te Deum BERVEILLER: Mouvement BACH: Toccata & Fugue in F; Fantaisie in G MOZART: Adagio & Fugue in c MIGNAN: Toccata Médiévale — Recorded in stereo in 1958 at The Madeleine.
Compact Disc FECD-132
Demessieux Retrospective Vol. 3
Jeanne Demessieux Vol. 3 — MESSIAEN: Transports de joie LISZT: Ad nos BACH: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue; Liebster Jesu WIDOR: Toccata, Sym 5 MOZART: Fantaisie K. 608 BERVEILLER: Mouvement — Recorded in stereo at Liverpool Cathedral by Decca for LP release, live at St. Bavo in Haarlem, and at Victoria Hall, Geneva in 1953, these recordings perpetuate the legendary virtuosity and independence of this great organist.
Demessieux Plays Franck
The legendary stereo recordings made in 1959 on the Cavaillé-Coll at the Madeleine in Paris (where she was organist 1962-68) are at last released on CD. — Fantaisies in A and C; Prélude, Fugue & Variation; Pièce héroïque; Pastorale; Prière; Final; Grande Pièce symphonique; Cantabile, Chorals Nos. 1-3
Michelle Leclerc Plays Demessieux
DEMESSIEUX: Répons pour le Temps de Pâques; Andante; Te Deum; 12 Chorale Preludes DUPRÉ: 3 Preludes & Fugues in B-flat, f, g, Op. 7

Leclerc Plays Demessieux on the rebuilt Cavaillé-Coll organ at La Madeleine, Paris, where the composer was organist 1962-68.
Regular price: $14.98
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