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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1950 Holtkamp organ at Crouse College, Syracuse, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1950 Holtkamp organ at Crouse College, Syracuse, New York, New York

[1859 Cavaille-Coll organ at the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France][decorative stamp]
1859 Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France

[1845 Cavaille-Coll organ at La Madeleine, Paris, France][decorative stamp]
1845 Cavaillé-Coll organ at La Madeleine, Paris, France

[1880 Cavaille-Coll organ at Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France][decorative stamp]
1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France

[1880 Cavaille-Coll organ at Saint Francis de Sales, Lyon, France][decorative stamp]
1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Francis de Sales, Lyon, France

Lets Be Franck

A journey of enhanced perception, guided by Rollin Smith, Towards an Authentic Interpretation of the Organ works of Cesar Franck, with notable and historic examples.

Audio 9602 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • January 8, 1996

Music played in the program

CÉSAR FRANCK: Piece heroique [1878] –Jeanne Demessieux (1845 Cavaillé-Coll/Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France) London/Decca LP STS-15103

CÉSAR FRANCK: Pastorale, Opus 19 –Marie-Claire Alain (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-François-de-Sales, Lyon, France) Erato ECD-88110

CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral Number 3 in a –Charles Tournemire [recorded in 1930] (1859 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France) Pearl LP OPAL-811

CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral Number 2 in b –ARTHUR POISTER (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY) Westminster LP WST-14131

CÉSAR FRANCK: Cantabile [1878] –Wolfgang Rübsam (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, Orleans, France) Deutsche Grammophon LP 2741 024

CÉSAR FRANCK: Final in B-flat, Opus 21 –Rollin Smith (1981 Petty-Madden/Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, NJ) Repertoire Recording Society LP-22/24

Rollin Smith’s book, Toward an Authentic Interpretation, and its supplement, Playing the Organ Works of Franck, are published by Pendragon Press. His own recording of the complete Franck works is available, in LP format only, from Repertoire Recording Society, 313 Fulton Street, Westbury, NY 11590.

 

This program was originally issued as #8847 in November 1988.