1995 Marcussen organ at Tonbridge School chapel, Kent, England, UK
1995 Marcussen organ at Tonbridge School chapel, Kent, England, UK

Concertos a la Française #0409

This week’s broadcast features memoriable contributions to the repertoire, both old and new, for organ and orchestra from France.

FRANCIS POULENC: Concerto in g for Organ, Strings and Timpani [1938] –Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch, conductor; Berj Zamkochian (1950 Aeolian-Skinner/Symphony Hall, Boston, MA) BMG/RCA CD-60817

MICHEL CORRETTE: Organ Concerto Number 2 in A [@1756] –Baroque Ensemble of Nice, Gilbert Bezzina, conductor; René Saorgin (1791 Grinda/Escarene Church, Nice, France) Harmonia Mundi CD-1905148

PIERRE PETIT: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion [1958] –English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, conductor; Dame Gillian Weir (1995 Marcussen/St. Augustine Chapel, Tonbridge School, Kent, England, UK) Linn CKD 178

JEAN-FRANÇOIS TAPRAY: Organ Concerto Number 4 [@1770] –Baroque Ensemble of Nice, Gilbert Bezzina, conductor; Dominique Ferran (1754 Dom Bedos; 1985 Quoirin/Abbatiale Sainte-Croix, Bordeaux, France) K617 K.617079

JEAN LANGLAIS: Concerto Number 3 for Organ, Strings and Timpani [1971] –Georgian Chamber Orchestra of Ingolstadt, Markus Poschner, conductor; Franz Hauk (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Münster, Germany) Guild GMCD 7240