JEAN GUILLOU (b.1930): Organ Works, Vol. 1 - Fantaisie, Op. 1, Säya (L’Oiseau bleu), Op. 50, Hymnus, Op. 72, MUSSORGSKY/GUILLOU: Pictures at an Exhibition.
Catalogue Number: 03U055
Reference: 906 2089-6
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Since he is known for his sensational organ trancriptions it’s perhaps fitting that 42 of this disc’s 72 minutes are devoted to his spectacular Mussorgsky transcription of 1988 while his first opus number, a 1954 piece locating him in the modern French school, the 1993 take on a Korean popular song (Säya) and a magisterial 2008 Hymnus written for Cologne Cathedral, give a quick overview of his career. Zuzana Fejrnčíková (organ of St. Martin Dudelange, Luxembourg).