Episode #1124

In Memoriam Jean Langlais

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

This week we continue our tribute to the famous blind French organist, master improviser and prolific composer, featuring performances and comments by his students, friends and wife.

Program Details

JEAN LANGLAIS: Chant de joie, from Nine Pieces, Op. 40 [1942] –Suzanne Chaisemartin (1868 Barker; 1899 Cavaillé-Coll; 1961 Beuchet-Debierre; 1987 Dargassies/l’Église St. Augustin, Paris, France) Edition Lade CD-014

JEAN LANGLAIS: Theme Libre [1929] –Ann Labounsky (1874; 1978 Beuchet-Debierre/Ancienne Cathédrale Saint-Samson, Dol-de-Bretagne, France) Musical Heritage Society CD-5263245

JEAN LANGLAIS: Eglogue, from Premiere symphonie [1942] –Pierre Cogen (1859 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France) Cybelia CD-867

JEAN LANGLAIS: Diptyque for Piano and Organ, Op. 179 [1974] –Alain Raës, piano; Marie-Louise Langlais (1997 Birouste/l’Église Saint-Vincent, Roquevaire, France) Solstice CD-180

JEAN LANGLAIS: Prélude grégorien, Op. 205 [1979]; Mon ame cherche un fin paisible, from Neuf Pieces, Op. 40 [1945]; Les Rameaux, from Poemes evangeliques, Op. 7 [1932] –George C. Baker (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Solstice CD-240

JEAN LANGLAIS: Poem of Peace [1966] –Susan Ferré (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Gothic G49211

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