Saint-Saens: Organ Works / Magne H Draagen, organ

Audio Samples

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Bénédiction nuptiale for Organ in F major, Op. 9
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Fantasie no 3 for organ in C major, Op. 157
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Marche religieuse, for organ in F major, Op. 107
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Berceuse for piano, 4 hands in E major, Op. 105
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Fantaisie, for Aeolian organ

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Bénédiction nuptiale for Organ in F major, Op. 9
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Fantasie no 3 for organ in C major, Op. 157
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Marche religieuse, for organ in F major, Op. 107
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Berceuse for piano, 4 hands in E major, Op. 105
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Fantaisie, for Aeolian organ
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The organ works of Saint-Saëns are not the ordinary fare of music listeners, or most organists. Despite the great recognition and popularity the composer\ enjoyed in his time, as a church musician he was regarded as too conservative. To be sure, his tonal language is forward-looking, but it is the heritage of Bach and a penchant for classical forms that shine through in his organ works.

Here, we travel to Katarina Church in the Söder district of Stockholm to find an organ built after French models that could recreate something of the spectacular atmosphere of the Parisian organ galleries. German matter-of-factness has dominated Norwegian organ tradition, while the French Romantic organ has had greater popularity in Sweden. Katarina Church, up until the devastating fire of May 1990, had one of northern Europe's most magnificent Romantic organs, often used for recording French organ music. The new organ is built in a corresponding style, and has become a splendid instrument already used on a number of recordings.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010).



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Bénédiction nuptiale for Organ in F major, Op. 9
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Fantasie no 3 for organ in C major, Op. 157
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Marche religieuse, for organ in F major, Op. 107
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1897

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Berceuse for piano, 4 hands in E major, Op. 105
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 99
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Fantaisie, for Aeolian organ
  • Performer: Magne Draagen (Organ)
  • Notes: Katarina Church, Stockholm (05/08/2010-05/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906