1885 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Église Saint-Etienne, Caen, France
1885 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Église Saint-Etienne, Caen, France

One On One #0403

Ten players tackle first symphonies by two famous blind Frenchmen, Louis Vierne [1870-1937] and Jean Langlais [1907-1991]. Featured Organs

LOUIS VIERNE: Prélude, from Organ Symphony Number 1 in D, Opus 14 –Michael Murray (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Telarc CD-80329

LOUIS VIERNE: Fugue, from Symphony Number 1 in D, Opus 14 –Ben van Oosten (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 3211/12

LOUIS VIERNE: Pastorale, from Organ Symphony Number 1 in D, Opus 14 –Günther Kaunzinger (1990 Jann/Waldsassen Basilica, Germany) Koch-Schwann CD-315000

JEAN LANGLAIS: Allegro, from Organ Symphony Number 1 [1942] –Pierre Cogen (1859 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France) Cybelia CD-867

JEAN LANGLAIS: Eglogue, from Symphony Number 1 [1942] –Sylvie Poirier (1980 Klais/Altenberger Dom, Germany) IFO 00 056

JEAN LANGLAIS: Choral, from Symphony Number 1 [1942] –Jane Watts (1993 Klais/St. John’s, Smith Square, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD491

JEAN LANGLAIS: Final, from Symphony Number 1 [1942] –Kevin Bowyer (1987 Casavant Frères/Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Nimbus NI 5408

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro vivace, from Symphony Number 1 in D, Opus 14 –Anthony Newman (1987 Rieger/Holy Trinity Episcopal, New York, NY) Newport CD-60150

LOUIS VIERNE: Andante, from Symphony Number 1 in D, Opus 14 –Marie-Claire Alain (1885 Cavaillé-Coll/Abbaye aux Hommes [Saint-Etienne], Caen, France) Erato ECD-45485

LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Symphony Number 1 in D, Opus 14 –Pierre Cochereau (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Solstice CD-911