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Franck: Symphony; Cantabile; Pièce Héroïque; Rédemption / Simon Johnson, organ

Audio Samples

>Franck, César : Symphony in D minor, M 48
>Franck, César : Pieces (3), for organ
>     Cantabile, M36
>     Pièce héroïque, M37
>Franck, César : Redemption, M52
>     Symphonic Interlude

Album Summary

>Franck, César : Symphony in D minor, M 48
>Franck, César : Pieces (3), for organ
>Franck, César : Redemption, M52
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The spectacular organ (and massive acoustic) of St Paul's Cathedral brings this collection of works by César Franck to glorious life, played with requisite virtuosity by Simon Johnson, the cathedral's regular organist. He plays his own transcription of Franck's Symphony in D minor, a troublesome work which was despised by critics at its premiere. Modern advances in console control enable Franck's orchestration to be used as the outline for a detailed registration plan. The Symphonic Interlude is built on two main thematic ideas, the first a gloriously noble tune that Emmanuel Chabrier described as "the very soul of music," and the second an energetic peal from the trombones, with responses and modulations from the brass and woodwind. The two are developed and combined ingeniously.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The program concludes with Daniel Roth's transcription of the substantial orchestral interlude from Franck's oratorio Redemption. Since the days of Marcel Dupré it has been the custom to play this work before the start of Christmas Midnight Mass at St Sulpice in Paris, where Roth is the current organist. Johnson's performance is fluent and impressive.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Paul's Cathedral, London (04/10/2012-04/12/2012).



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Works Details

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Symphony in D minor, M 48
  • Performer: Simon Johnson (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paul's Cathedral, London (04/10/2012-04/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1886-1888

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Pieces (3), for organ :: Cantabile, M36
  • Performer: Simon Johnson (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paul's Cathedral, London (04/10/2012-04/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Pieces (3), for organ :: Pièce héroïque, M37
  • Performer: Simon Johnson (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paul's Cathedral, London (04/10/2012-04/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Rédemption, M52 :: Symphonic Interlude
  • Performer: Simon Johnson (Organ)
  • Notes: St Paul's Cathedral, London (04/10/2012-04/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1871-1872