Jehan Alain, a Centenary Tribute

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jehan Alain did not live to be thirty, but in the hundred years since his birth his remarkable and original works have achieved world-renown. Michael Barone presents them in this week's episode.

Program Details

JEHAN ALAIN: Lamento [1930] –Philippe Hanon, bassoon; Georges Guillard (1967 Gonzalez/Salle Messiaen, ORTF Studios, Paris) Arion 68447

JEHAN ALAIN: Prelude [1935] –Désiré N’Kaoua, piano. Solstice 027

JEHAN ALAIN: Prelude & Fugue [1935] –Guy Bovet (Alain Family organ/Maison de la Dime, Romainmotier, Switzerland) Gallo 851

JEHAN ALAIN: Sarabande for Organ, Strings and Timpani [1938] –Bamberg Symphony, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, conductor; Marie-Claire Alain (1993 Jann/Bamberg Concert Hall, Germany) Erato ECD-69708

JEHAN ALAIN: Trois Danses [1940]
Joies –James Higdon (1992 Jaeckel/Pilgrim Congregational Church, Duluth, MN) RBWCD-005
Deuills/Mourning –Éric Lebrun (1894 Cavaillé-Coll/Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France) Naxos 8.553633
Luttes/Struggles –Wolfgang Rübsam (1970 Rieger/Marienstatt Abbey, Germany) Bayer 198/9

JEHAN ALAIN: Ave Maria [1937] –Delphine Collot, soprano; Georges Guillard (1969 Xavier Silbermann/Dominican Church, Paris) Arion 68148

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