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A Phenomenon without Equal

Audio Samples

>Vierne, Louis : Improvisations (3) for organ
>Dupre, Marcel [Composer] : Variations on "Adeste fidelis", for organ
>Tournemire, Charles : Improvisation sur le "Te Deum"
>Cochereau, Pierre : Variations sur "Frere Jacques", for organ
>Cochereau, Pierre : Symphonie Improvisee, for organ

Album Summary

>Vierne, Louis : Improvisations (3) for organ
>Dupre, Marcel [Composer] : Variations on "Adeste fidelis", for organ
>Tournemire, Charles : Improvisation sur le "Te Deum"
>Cochereau, Pierre : Variations sur "Frere Jacques", for organ
>Cochereau, Pierre : Symphonie Improvisee, for organ
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Notes & Reviews:

A phenomenon without equal refers to Dupre's description of his student Pierre Cochereau. Cochereau's legendary skill in the art of improvisation ensured him a stellar worldwide concert career. This recording is a celebration of the art of improvisation as practiced by the greatest French exponents of the 20th century.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blackburn Cathedral (04/14/2009).



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Works Details

>Vierne, Louis : Improvisations (3) for organ
  • Performer: Anthony Hammond (Organ)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Marcel Dupré (Composer) (1886 - 1971) : Variations on "Adeste fidelis", for organ
  • Performer: Anthony Hammond (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Tournemire, Charles : Improvisation sur le "Te Deum"
  • Performer: Anthony Hammond (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Cochereau, Pierre : Variations sur "Frère Jacques", for organ
  • Performer: Anthony Hammond (Organ)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Cochereau, Pierre : Symphonie Improvisée, for organ
  • Performer: Anthony Hammond (Organ)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972