Sculptor of Sound #9941
A tribute to the famous French organbuilder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll [1811—1899] whose vision created a new style of instrument and whose generosity encouraged artists who would maximize its potential.
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Praeludium Circulare, from Symphony Number 2 in D, Opus 13, number 2 –Ben van Oosten (1898 Cavaillé-Coll/Church of Santa Maria la Real, Azkoitia, Spain) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 0401
Note that a variety of other Cavaillé-Coll organs appear in listings of future programs in coming weeks. An excellent website with details and photos of these instruments, plus many other organs in France, can be found at: Orgues en France. Sources for Cavaillé-Coll himself are found at: Aristide Cavaillé-Coll and Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, facteur d’orgues