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Daniel Roth play Widor Symphonies No. 5 & No. 6 on the Cavaille-Coll pipe organ at Saint-Sulpice

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Recording of Cavaille-Coll pipe organ at Saint-Sulpice. Daniel Roth plays Charles-Marie Widor Symphonies No. 5 & No. 6.

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Daniel Roth is widely acclaimed as one of the world’€™s leading interpreters of French Romantic Organ Literature today. He is the titular organist of Saint-Sulpice in Paris where his predecessors were the who’€™s who of French organ composers and organists: Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald. The world-renowned Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ at Saint-Sulpice inspired all of them to artist heights of composition and improvisation. This pipe organ is one of the few large Cavaillé-Coll pipe organs that is almost as the builder would have known it at the end of the 19th €“ Century. This instrument is a perfect venue for Mr. Roth’€™s recording of two Symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor: Symphonie No. 5 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 1 and Symphonie No. 6 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 2. Symphonie No. 5 end with one of the best-known organ works The Widor Toccata, with its unceasing cascade on the keyboards and its roaring earthshaking pedal theme. This Toccata has great appeals to organists and non-organists alike and has been used a the recessional to many weddings. These recording were made by the noted Germany recording engineer, Christoph Martin Frommen and the sound quality is excellent. The physical CD is a limited quantity press. The recording is packaged in an elegant Digipak, with a 20 page booklet with notes on the Widor Symphonies by concert organist Stephen Tharp, stoplist and numerous photographs.

  Name Composer
1 Symphonie No. 5 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 1: Allegro vivace Charles-Marie Widor
2 Symphonie No. 5 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 1: Allegro cantabile Charles-Marie Widor
3 Symphonie No. 5 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 1: Andantino quasi allegretto Charles-Marie Widor
4 Symphonie No. 5 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 1: Adagio Charles-Marie Widor
5 Symphonie No. 5 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 1: Toccata (allegro) Charles-Marie Widor
6 Symphonie No. 6 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 2: Allegro Charles-Marie Widor
7 Symphonie No. 6 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 2: Adagio Charles-Marie Widor
8 Symphonie No. 6 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 2: Intermezzo Charles-Marie Widor
9 Symphonie No. 6 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 2: Cantabile Charles-Marie Widor
10 Symphonie No. 6 pour grand orgue, Op. 42, No. 2: Final Charles-Marie Widor

1 review for Daniel Roth play Widor Symphonies No. 5 & No. 6 on the Cavaille-Coll pipe organ at Saint-Sulpice

  1. Bob Drake

    Hard to fault any aspect of this recording. The playing is superb and the organ is Cavaillé-Coll’s masterpiece where, in his later years, he used to sit on the organ bench with Widor during mass while playing his masterpieces. The toccata from the 5th is played at a 6:20 pace which, to me, is perfect.

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