French Virtuoso Organ Music
Gillian Weir
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4818742
Barcode
00028948187423
Format
1-CD
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MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886–1971)
1–11 Variations sur un Noël

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921)
12 Fantaisie, Op. 159

LOUIS VIERNE (1870–1937)
13 Feux follets
14 Naïades                                                                                                                                       15 Toccata in B flat major

JACQUES CHARPENTIER (1933–2017)
16 L’ange à la Trompette

MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886–1971)
17–19 Symphony No. 2, Op. 26

Gillian Weir at the Hradetzky  organ in The Royal Northern College of Music

FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Variations sur un noël: Thème
Variations sur un noël: Fugato (Non troppo vivace)
Symphonie No. 2, Op. 26: 2. Intermezzo
Symphonie No. 2, Op. 26: 1. Preludio
L'Ange à la Trompette
24 Pièces de fantaisie, Opp. 51, 53-55 / Suite No. 2, Op. 53: 6. Toccata
24 Pièces de fantaisie, Opp. 51, 53-55 / Suite No. 4, Op. 55: 4. Naïades
24 Pièces de fantaisie, Opp. 51, 53-55 / Suite No. 2, Op. 53: 4. Feux follets
Fantaisie No. 1 in E-Flat Major
Variations sur un noël: 9. Animé
Variations sur un noël: 1. Larghetto
Variations sur un noël: 8. Cantabile
Variations sur un noël: 7. Vivace
Variations sur un noël: 6. Plus moderé
Variations sur un noël: 5. Vivace
Variations sur un noël: 4. Vif
Variations sur un noël: 3. Cantabile
Variations sur un noël: 2. Poco animato
Symphonie No. 2, Op. 26: 3. Toccata
Recording information

Recording: Manchester, UK, November 1976
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘Miss Weir plays with her customary elan.’ Musical Times, April 1978

‘Gillian Weir returns once more on this record to the French organ repertory which seems to draw out her highest powers of expression and which she interprets with such imaginative flair… The quality of the recording matches the distinction of Miss Weir’s performance.’ Gramophone, July 1977

‘Her performance … is magnificent: sensitive, meaningful phrasing; virtuosic technique; musical intuition of the highest order … acquisition of this disc is a must.’ Fanfare, March 1978