VIERNE: Organ Symphony No. 1 / WIDOR: Organ Symphony No. 4 / FRANCK: Deuxieme Choral in B minor

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The performer on this CD, concert organist Lionel Rogg of Geneva, is at home in the world’s greatest concert halls. He began his worldwide career as a concert organist playing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works for organ he would subsequently record in full three different times. Since then, he has been much in demand throughout the world as both organist and harpsichordist. As professor for organ in Geneva, Rogg teaches young organists from all over the world. More than forty of his students have been awarded the Prix de virtuosite. Recently, Rogg has been devoting more time to composition.
Following the devastating fire of 1984, as a member of a committee of experts, he decisively influenced the specification of the new van den Heuvel instrument in his native city’s Victoria Hall. For Lionel Rogg it was particularly important that this concert-hall organ should be optimally configured for the specifics of its surroundings, whether as an emancipated - orchestral - counterpart or as a solo instrument.
The high tonal standard for the characteristic foundation stops (fonds) with wide mensuration and the powerful intonation of the reeds combined with the attention paid to the specification of the (low) mixtures, give the organ in Victoria Hall the desired symphonic, French character. The extensive battery of horizontal reeds and the pedal stops of 32' pitch (labial and lingual) make the four-manual instrument just as appropriate for the music of the founder of the symphonic organ music of France, Cesar Franck, as heard on this ORGAN-CD, as it is for the effective presentation of Liszt and Bizet transcriptions, with their virtuosically pianistic, even orchestral character.
The booklet of this fifth CD of the Organ series contains liner notes in German, English, and French.
Item number ORG 70052
Barcode 4010228700527
Release date 3/1/1999
Category Classical Music
Number of units 1
Disc: 1
Organ Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 1400:17:00
1 Organ Symphony No. 1, Op. 14: VI. Finale: Toccata 00:06:27 Rogg, Lionel
Organ Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 13, No. 400:17:04
2 Organ Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 13: Scherzo 00:06:41 Rogg, Lionel
3 Chorales for Organ00:20:12
3 Deuxieme Choral in B Minor 00:11:48 Rogg, Lionel
Jeux d'enfants (arr. L. Rogg)00:12:14
4 No. 2. La toupie 00:01:16 Rogg, Lionel
5 No. 3. La poupee 00:02:01 Rogg, Lionel
6 No. 4. Les chevaux de bois 00:01:35 Rogg, Lionel
7 No. 6. Trompette et tambour 00:02:37 Rogg, Lionel
8 No. 11. Petit mari, petite femme 00:02:43 Rogg, Lionel
9 No. 12. Lebal 00:02:02 Rogg, Lionel
Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173/R14: No. 00:11:00
10 Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173/R14: No. 00:10:38 Rogg, Lionel
Hommage a Takemitsu (Les Quatre Elements)00:18:28
11 No. 1. Erde 00:05:55 Rogg, Lionel
12 No. 2. Wasser 00:04:36 Rogg, Lionel
13 No. 3. Feuer 00:03:11 Rogg, Lionel
14 No. 4. Luft 00:04:14 Rogg, Lionel
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