Real treat for organ friends

Oct 19, 2005 News Real treat for organ friends

The 3 double SACDs present César Franck’s complete organ works for the first time. This complete edition naturally includes the 12 major well-known works of this composer. In addition to these, it contains at least 40 minutes of first recordings alongside many smaller treasures of the repertoire. The works for harmonium are available here in their entirety in their versions for organ, as are two organ works discovered during the 1970s and 1980s, also new to the recording medium.

Besides these aspects of completeness, the present complete production is marked by the special sound of the Goll Organ. Its warm, soft sound, resulting from widely constructed pipes, creates an unobtrusive power and fullness; the essence of the French Cavaillé Organs has been preserved and further developed in this instrument.

Interested music lovers can call up the exact registrations of all the pieces from simultaneously with this issue, as well as short videos about the construction of the organ.

audite will release the first double SACD of the three part series in November:

Pièce en mi bémol*
Pièce pour Grand Orgue
Andantino (G minor)
Fantaisie (C major, version I)*
Cinq Pièces pour Harmonium transcrites pour Grand Orgue par Louis Vierne*
Offertoire (A major)**
Fantaisie (C major, version II)
Quasi Marcia op. 22 **

No. 1 Fantaisie op. 16
No. 2 Grande Pièce Symphonique op. 17
No. 3 Prélude, Fugue et Variation op. 18
No. 4 Pastorale op. 19
No. 5 Prière op. 20
No. 6 Final op. 21

*: Premiere Recording **: Premiere Recording for Organ