Episode #1131

High Fives

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

This week on Pipedreams, we hear a composite performances of the most famous of all organ symphonies (by Charles-Marie Widor), and its somber companion-challenger (by Louis Vierne).

Program Details

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony No. 5 in F, Op. 42:

1st movement, Allegro vivace (orchestral arrangement by Frank Stewart Adams) –Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Schweizer, conductor; Ulrich Meldau (1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer/Tonehalle, Zürich, Switzerland) Motette CD MOT 40241

2nd movement, Allegro cantabile –Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/L’Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Motette CD MOT 11141

3rd movement, Andantino quasi allegretto –Kare Nordstoga (1885 Cavaillé-Coll/L'abbaye aux Hommes [Saint-Etienne], Caen, France) Simax CD-1073

4th movement, Adagio –Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/l’Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 0403

5th movement, Toccata –Charles-Marie Widor, recorded in 1932 (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/L’Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) EMI Classics CDC 55037

5th movement, Toccata –Jeanne Demessieux (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Festivo FECD-141

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