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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet
Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet

Vive la France!

Marie Bernadette Dufourcet has delighted audiences with her spectacular playing and proves herself to be yet another shining star in the galaxy of famous French organists. On our next Pipedreams program, she steps beyond the shadow of her equally talented husband, Naji Hakim, to demonstrate her own gifts as interpretor, improvisor and composer. In recordings made in Washington DC and Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a few done at her church, Notre-Dame-des-Champs in Paris where she is titulaire, Ms. Dufourcet establishes herself as not just your average wife and mother, sharing a cross-section of music from the past century.

She is a supremely assurred player and composer, as demonstrated through recital recordings and perceptive commentary. Celebrate Marie Bernadette Dufourcet-Hakim, our special guest, who makes you want to shout Viva la France!, which we do, this week on Pipedreams.

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Music played in the program

NAJI HAKIM: Pange Lingua: 6 Variations (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) recorded November 3, 1997

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Alleluias Sereins, from L’Ascension (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) recorded July 14, 1991

JEAN LANGLAIS: Poem of Happiness (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) recorded July 14, 1991

ALBERT ROUSSEL: Prelude & Fughetta, Opus 41 (1876 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris, France) where Ms. Dufourcet is titulaire; Priory PRCD422

JEAN LANGLAIS: Prelude & Fugue, Opus 1 (1876 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris, France) where Ms. Dufourcet is titulaire; Priory PRCD422

RENÉ VIERNE: Postlude in d and Sortie in D, from 10 Pieces in Diverse Styles (1876 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris, France) where Ms. Dufourcet is titulaire; Priory PRCD422

LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster, Opus 54, number 6 (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) recorded July 14, 1991

MARIE-BERNADETTE DUFOURCET HAKIM: Image (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) recorded November 3, 1997

MARIE-BERNADETTE DUFOURCET HAKIM: Alba (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) recorded November 3, 1997

MARIE-BERNADETTE DUFOURCET HAKIM: Improvisation on Two Themes, Lauda Sion; H-A-K-I-M

 

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