Episode 71 – June 11, 2017

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This week we listen to three French Romantic works.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Title: Chorale No. 3 in A minor – Quasi allegro
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain
Album: Franck – Great Organ Works – Erato 0630-12706-2
Organ: 1885 III/65 Cavaille-Coll, Saint-Etienne, Caen, France

Title: Fantasie in D-flat, op. 101
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Organist: Jonathan Rudy
Album: Three Halls – Pro Organo CD 7268
Organ: 2009 III/68 CB Fisk, Auer Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Title: Apres un reve, op. 7 no. 1
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Organist: Janos Sebestyen
Album: Organ Meditation – Naxos 8.550791
Organ: 1989 II/30 Jehmlich, House of Arts, Szekszard, Hungary

Title: Premiére sonate en ré minuer, op. 4

  • Introduction et Allegro
  • Pastorale (Andante quasi Allegretto)
  • Final (Allegro assai)

Composer: Felix-Alexandre Guilmant
Organist: Peter Eilander
Album: Peter Eilander speelt Alexandre Guilmant Vol 1 – Clairon CL 2104
Organ: 1846 IV/82 Cavaillé-Coll, Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France