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Franck: Douze Grandes Pièces pour Orgue, Vol 1 / Grandmaison

Album Summary

>Franck, César : Pieces (3) for Organ
>Franck, César : Chorales (3)
>Franck, César : Pastorale, for organ in E major, Op. 19, M. 31
>Franck, César : Prière for Organ in C sharp minor, Op 20
>Franck, César : Finale for Organ in B flat major, Op. 21
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Notes & Reviews:

The Twelve Pieces for Organ of Cesar Franck is a definitive collection of the composer's works for organ, performed by the Montreal-based organist and composer Pierre Grandmaison, himself a protege of Maurice Durufle. Franck's extraordinary compositions revolutionized the organ repertoire and laid the foundations for future composers, including Widor, Vierne, Tournemire and Dupre. These works were recorded in Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica on the magnificent Casavant organ, which has been played by all the great 20th-century French organists. The Notre-Dame instrument was the first 4-manual (81 stops) Casavant organ, and the largest in the country at the time of its installation in 1891.



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Works Details

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Pieces (3) for Organ
  • Performer: Pierre Grandmaison (Organ)
  • Notes: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Québec), Canada (02/26/2007-02/28/2007)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Chorales (3) :: Premier Choral en mi majeur
  • Performer: Pierre Grandmaison (Organ)
  • Notes: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Québec), Canada (02/26/2007-02/28/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Chorales (3) :: Deuxième Choral en si mineur
  • Performer: Pierre Grandmaison (Organ)
  • Notes: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Québec), Canada (02/26/2007-02/28/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Pastorale, for organ in E major, Op. 19, M. 31
  • Performer: Pierre Grandmaison (Organ)
  • Notes: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Québec), Canada (02/26/2007-02/28/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1863

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Prière for Organ in C sharp minor, Op 20
  • Performer: Pierre Grandmaison (Organ)
  • Notes: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Québec), Canada (02/26/2007-02/28/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1860

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Finale for Organ in B flat major, Op. 21
  • Performer: Pierre Grandmaison (Organ)
  • Notes: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Québec), Canada (02/26/2007-02/28/2007)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1862