Johann Vexo plays the organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Recording of the pipe organ in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Organist, Johann Vexo, plays works by Thierry Escaich, Maurice Duruflé and others.

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The pipe organ in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris has pipes in it that date back to the Middle Ages. The recording was made in April of 2010 by the noted sound engineer Christoph Frommen and features the brilliant organist, Johann Vexo. Johann is the organist of the Choir Organ and is one of the five organists at the cathedral. He was granted this position in 2004 and teaches organ at the Conservatoire National de Region de Angers. The compositions on the recording span from the 19th- to the 21st-century and show off the colors of this great pipe organ. In total, eight microphones were used, six hung from a cable in the nave and two in the transepts. Johann plays organ works by Duruflé and Franck. He also plays Franz Liszt’s “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” and Thierry Escaich’s “Trio Poemes for grand orgue”. The booklet has notes by Stephen Tharp both in French and English. It also contains many photographs from the recording sessions as well as the exterior of this beautiful cathedral. The sound is very true, clear, and balanced with plenty of ambiance and the playing is breathtaking. Learn more about the Great Organ at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.

  Name Composer
1 Fantasie und Fuge uber den Choral “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam,” S. 259: Fantasie Franz Liszt
2 Fantasie und Fuge uber den Choral “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam,” S. 259: Adagio Franz Liszt
3 Fantasie und Fuge uber den Choral “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam,” S. 259: Adagio-Allegro deciso-Fuge Franz Liszt
4 Six Pieces (1862): Priere, Op. 20 Cesar Franck
5 24 Pieces de Fantasie, Deuxieme Livre, Op. 53: Feux follets Louis Vierne
6 24 Pieces de Fantasie, Deuxieme Livre, Op. 53: Toccata Louis Vierne
7 Scherzo, Op. 2 Maurice Durufle
8 Poemes per Orgue (2002): Eaux natales Thierry Escaich
9 Poemes per Orgue (2002): Le Masque Thierry Escaich
10 Poemes per Orgue (2002): Vers l’Esperance Thierry Escaich

3 reviews for Johann Vexo plays the organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

  1. This MUST be reissued. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and her great organs needs all the attention and help we can give her.

  2. Thanks for your kind reply. I do not have iTunes on this Chromebook,but I will keep looking for the CD. Best wishes for Holy Week and a Happy Easter!

  3. Why not make at least some of the tracks available for download on your website, for those of us who do not have/use iTunes? Now that the news media is reporting that Johann Vexo was playing the Notre Dame organ at Mass when the fire alarm sounded, I’m sure there are others like me who googled this organist and found this CD at the top of the list, only to find it’s unavailable.

    • Sir, I apologize, it is easily available to the world on all of the subscriptions platforms. There is a lot of amazing music on itunes and similar platforms. A subscription is not much and very worth it.

      That is it.

      All the best. Thank God the organ at Notre Dame is basically un damaged.

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