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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1956 Beuchet-Debierre organ at Saint Etienne-du-Mont, Paris, France
1956 Beuchet-Debierre organ at Saint Etienne-du-Mont, Paris, France

Forgotten Frenchmen

Famous names may dominate the scene, but these often overlooked composers demonstrate a remarkable degree of individuality and imagination.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • August 29, 2005

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Music played in the program

AUGUSTIN BARIÉ: Trois Pieces, Opus 7 Marche; Lamento; ToccataMarie-Bernadette Dufourcet Hakim (1876 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris, France) Priory PRCD422

RENÉ VIERNE: Canzona and Toccata –Marie-Thérese Jehan (1896 Debierre/Cathédrale Saint Peter, Nantes, France) Edition Lade CD-007

CHARLES KOECHLIN: 3 movements from Sonatine Number 2 –Jean Galard (Eglise Saint-Médard, Paris, France) Skarbo 2034

DÉODAT de SÉVERAC: Prelude, from Suite in e –Michelle Leclerc (1885 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre-Dame d’Auteuil, Paris, France) Aeolus AE10141

JEAN FRANÇAIX: Giocoso, Largo & Toccata, from Suite ProfaneJürgen Essl (1979 Sandtner/Dom Sankt Martin, Rottenburg-am-Neckar, Germany) Fermate CD-20018

EUGENE REUCHSEL: Little Cemetery and Cypresses Surrounding the Ancient Church at Bormes-les-Mimosas, from Promenades en Provence, Book 2 –Simon Nieminski (1949 Kilgen; 1997 Wicks/Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, MO) Pro Organo CD 7112

JOSEPH-GUY ROPARTZ: Introduction et Allegro Moderato –Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Saint Ouen CD-76596

ALEXANDRE-PIERRE FRANÇOIS BOËLY: Chorale, Ermuntre dich mein schwacher GeistFrançoise Levéchin-Gangloff (1775 Clicquot+1858 Cavaillé-Coll/Eglise Saint-Roch, Paris, France) Skarbo 1978

AYMÉ KUNC: Ave Verum –Nicole Fournié, soprano; Choeur Régional Midi-Pyrénées; Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Solstice CD-164

JEAN-JACQUES GRÜNENWALD: Jubilate Deo, from Diptyque Liturgique –Vincent Warnier (1956 Beuchet-Debierre/Église Saint Etienne-du-Mont, Paris, France) BNL 112887