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Organ Symphony 5 - Widor (an influential, grand and expansive symphony - H-71210)

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(Nonesuch Records release, featuring Richard Ellsasser, on the organ of the Hammond Museum)

Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937) was born in France, of a Hungarian father. Amongst his accomplishments are : organist at the Church of St Francois (early life) ; organist at St Sulpice in Paris ; professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory (1890 - 1896) ; professor of composition at the same conservatory (1896-early 20C).

He displayed an unusual aptitude for improvisation on the instrument, from an early age, after first recieving instruction from his father, then going under the tuition of a renowned Belgian organist called Jacques Lemmens, plus the theorist Francois Fetis. He wrote three operas, several ballets, numerous choral works for church services, five orchestra symphonies, two piano concertos, a cello concerto, and many others, but it is his organ-symphonies which remain his chief claim to fame.

His organ symphonies have Romantic connotations, but the individual movements which make the symphonies up, are cast in a variety of classical forms, ranging from canons and fugues to marhces, scherzos, adagios, toccatas and variations.

The Toccata of his fifth symphony - the final part of this record - is probably Widor's best known piece of music. It has been described as 'to the organist what Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" was to several generations of of pianists". There are other gems here, as well... the opening Allegro vivace is one of the grandest things Widor ever wrote, while the second movement, Allegro cantabile, is charmingly expansive.

Side One : Organ Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op.42/1, by Widor :-
1) I Allegro vivace 2) II Allegro cantabile

Side Two : Organ Symphony No.5 (continued ...) :-
1) III Andantino 2) IV Adagio 3) V Toccata, Allegro

Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(record / sleeve {taking into account, sleeve's sturdiness}) EX-/VG+.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Widor (an influential, grand and expansive symphony
Catalogue number:
H-71210)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Nonesuch
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
5

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(Nonesuch Records release, featuring Richard Ellsasser, on the organ of the Hammond Museum)

Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937) was born in France, of a Hungarian father. Amongst his accomplishments are : organist at the Church of St Francois (early life) ; organist at St Sulpice in Paris ; professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory (1890 - 1896) ; professor of composition at the same conservatory (1896-early 20C).

He displayed an unusual aptitude for improvisation on the instrument, from an early age, after first recieving instruction from his father, then going under the tuition of a renowned Belgian organist called Jacques Lemmens, plus the theorist Francois Fetis. He wrote three operas, several ballets, numerous choral works for church services, five orchestra symphonies, two piano concertos, a cello concerto, and many others, but it is his organ-symphonies which remain his chief claim to fame.

His organ symphonies have Romantic connotations, but the individual movements which make the symphonies up, are cast in a variety of classical forms, ranging from canons and fugues to marhces, scherzos, adagios, toccatas and variations.

The Toccata of his fifth symphony - the final part of this record - is probably Widor's best known piece of music. It has been described as 'to the organist what Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" was to several generations of of pianists". There are other gems here, as well... the opening Allegro vivace is one of the grandest things Widor ever wrote, while the second movement, Allegro cantabile, is charmingly expansive.

Side One : Organ Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op.42/1, by Widor :-
1) I Allegro vivace 2) II Allegro cantabile

Side Two : Organ Symphony No.5 (continued ...) :-
1) III Andantino 2) IV Adagio 3) V Toccata, Allegro

Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(record / sleeve {taking into account, sleeve's sturdiness}) EX-/VG+.

Band/artist(s):
Widor (an influential, grand and expansive symphony
Catalogue number:
H-71210)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Nonesuch
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
5

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