Venerable Vierne #2040
. . . a celebration of the legacy of the famed organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, Louis Vierne, on the sesquicentennial of his birth (b. 10/8/1870)
VIERNE: Prelude, fr Symphony No. 1, Op. 14. VIERNE: Aria, fr Symphony No. 6, Op. 59. VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, no. 6 –Todd Wilson (1988-2015 ‘Aeolian-Skinner’/Blackstone Residence, Cleveland, OH) PD Archive (r. 5/17/19). Check online for expanded video and audio coverage of this concert.
Filler - VIERNE: Meditation-Improvisation –Louis Vierne, r. 1928 (Notre Dame Cathedral) EMI 153-16411/5
Filler – VIERNE: Allegro (i.), fr Symphony No. 2 –Pierre Cochereau, r. 1975 (Notre Dame Cathedral) FY 028
For additional enjoyment, we invite you to listen to this Vierne-focused program from our archive (#1722 - “Hey, Louis, Louis”), as well as any number of other programs found there in which Vierne’s music is included. Though many organists will pay tribute to the Vierne Sesquicentennial, we point out two, featuring Christopher Houlihan at Trinity College in Hartford, and Eric Plutz at Princeton University.
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