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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères Opus 26 and 1034 at the Notre-Dame Basilica Montréal, Québec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères organ, Opus 1034, at the Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada

[1961 Beckerath organ at the Eglise Immaculee-Conception, Montreal, Quebec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1961 Beckerath organ at the Église Immaculee-Conception, Montréal, Québec, Canada

[1915 Casavant Freres; 1996 Casavant Freres organ at the Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal, Quebec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1915; 1996 Casavant Frères at the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada

The Canadian International Organ Competition 2011

…prize-winners of the premiere North American contest for young talents perform in Montreal.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1207 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1207 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro, from Symphony Number 6, Opus 42, number 2 –Christian Lane, 1st Prize (1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Allein Gott in der Höh, BWV 664, trio –Yulia Yufereva, Bach Prize (1961 Beckerath/Église Immaculée-Conception, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

VALÉRY AUBERTIN: Liebeslied, from Livre Ouvert, Opus 6. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Toccata, from Suite, Opus 5 –Jens Korndörfer, 2nd Prize (1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Prelude, Fugue & Variation –Balthasar Baumgartner, 3rd Prize (1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

GASTON LITAIZE: Lied, from Douze Pieces. OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Sortie, Le vent de l’Esprit, from Messe de la PentecoteJean-Willy Kunz, 3rd Prize & Audience Prize (1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Hour 2

J.S. BACH (transcribed by Liszt): Introduction & Fugue, from Cantata Number 21 –Jens Korndörfer, Liszt Prize (1961 Beckerath/Église Immaculée-Conception, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, BWV 543 –Yulia Yufereva, Bach Prize (1961 Beckerath/Église Immaculée-Conception, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

JEHAN ALAIN: Premiere Fantasie; Scherzo, from Suite for Organ –Andreas Jud, Alain Prize (1915; 1996 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

HEALEY WILLAN: Passacaglia & Fugue Number 2 in e –Jared Ostermann, RCCO Prize (1915; 1996 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Innig, from 6 Canonic Studies, Opus 56, number 4. PERCY WHITLOCK: Scherzetto, from Sonata in c. THIERRY ESCAICH: Evocation IIChristian Lane, 1st Prize (1891; 1924; 1991 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada)

 

Performances were recorded between October 5-14, 2011. Thanks to the cooperation of Radio Canada, McGill University Audio, and the CIOC Staff, John Grew, René Fréchette, Dina Barghout and Susan Stevenson, whose collegial spirit made this broadcast possible.

The CIOC YouTube Channel has videos showing the various prizewinners as they advanced through the Competition.

 

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