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The Power of the Organ, Vol. 2 - transcriptions of orchestral works by Wagner, Saint-Saens, Elgar plus Widor & Vierne / Mélanie Barney, organ

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> Die Walkure (E. Lemare) - Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries (arr. E. Lemare)
> Tristan und Isolde (arr. J.E. West) - Tristan und Isolde: Prelude (arr. J.E. West)
> Danse macabre in G Minor, Op. 40 (arr. E.H. Lemare) - Danse macabre, Op. 40 (arr. E. Lemare)
> Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ" (arr. F. Tulan) - Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ": I. Adagio (arr. F. Tulan)
> 24 Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 54 - 24 Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 54: No. 6. Carillon de Westminster
> Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 53 (Suite No. 2) - Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 53 (Suite No. 2): V. Clair de lune
> Organ Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 14 - Organ Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 14: VI. Final
> Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma" (arr. R. Gower) - Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9: Nimrod (arr. R. Gower)
> Organ Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42, No. 1 - Organ Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42, No. 1: V. Toccata: Allegro

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Symphonie pour orgue et orchestre, Op. 78
>Vierne, Louis : Carillon de Westminster
>Vierne, Louis : Claire de lune, for organ, Op. 53/5 (from Pieces de Fantasie)
>Vierne, Louis : 1ere symphonie, Op. 14
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations, Op. 36
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Fifth Symphony
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A breathtaking collection of works as spectacular as Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre and Wagner's Walkyries adapted for organ along with other great classics of organ music, Melanie Barney presents a thoroughly modern rendition. With the innovative recording technique in 24/192, this is one of Fidelio Musique's true audiophile gems.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église des Saints-Anges Gardiens, Lachine, Québec, Cana.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Der Ritt der Walküren
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Vorspiel
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1874

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Symphonie pour orgue et orchestre, Op. 78 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886

>Vierne, Louis : Carillon de Westminster
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Vierne, Louis : Claire de lune, for organ, Op. 53/5 (from Piéces de Fantasie)
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vierne, Louis : 1ère symphonie, Op. 14 :: Final
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations, Op. 36 :: 9. Nimrod
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Widor, Charles-Marie : Fifth Symphony
  • Performer: Mélanie Barney (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880