The Art of the French Organ Transcription

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Danse macabre, Op. 40, FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849): Nocturne in B Flat, Op. 9, Marche funèbre from Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869): Marche au supplice and Danse du Sabbat from Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Larghetto from Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, LOUIS J.-A. LEFÉBURE-WÉLY (1817-1869): Élévation ou Communion in A Minor, CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890): Fantaisie in A, CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937): Andante from Symphonie Gothique, Op. 70.

Catalogue Number: 09N035

Label: Alpha

Reference: 652

Format: CD

Price: $23.98

Description: Organ fanciers are again in for Alpha's luxurious treatment of a particular organ, with their oversized, book-size presentation with an 82-page book in French and English with 13 pages of full color photos of the organ and its surroundings and 15 pages of historical black-and-white photographs and half-tones. All the transcriptions are by the organist except for the Chopin Funeral March, which is by Edouard Batiste, organist of Saint-Eustache, Paris (d. 1876). Yves Rechsteiner (1888 Puget organ of Église de La Dalbade, Toulouse).


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