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Luis Vierne (1870-1937): Preludes, Op. 36, book 1; Solitude, poem for piano, Op. 44; Nocturne, Op. 35/3 / Muza Rubackyte, piano

Album Summary

>Vierne, Louis : Preludes (12), Op 36
>Vierne, Louis : Solitude
>Vierne, Louis : Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 35
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Notes & Reviews:

The 12 Preludes for piano of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) reside in the French post-Wagnerian tradition, full of long melodies and crashing, Lisztian octaves as well as glittering, impressionistic sequences. The four-movement Solitude suite builds from a gloomy, organ-prelude like first movement to a 'Hallucinatory vision' and a 'fantastical rondo' finale worthy of Berlioz. The Nocturnes are more conventionally impressionistic, after the style of Debussy. Lithuanian pianist Muza Rubackyte has made several well-received recordings for Brilliant Classics, including Cesar Franck.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The recorded sound is big and realistic, capturing Rubackyte's rich colors: the final quiet chord in 'Adieu', for example, sounds like an organ tone. Rubackyte supplies her own notes, a frequent practice with Brilliant Classics, and includes the story of Vierne's demise: he was in the middle of his 1750th organ recital when he collapsed with his foot on the E pedal, "which sounded a long mournful note through the cathedral as his life ebbed away". What a way for an organist to go!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile, Italy (06/11/2014-06/13/2014).



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>Vierne, Louis : Preludes (12), Op 36
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile, Italy (06/11/2014-06/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Vierne, Louis : Solitude :: poem for piano, Op 44
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile, Italy (06/11/2014-06/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Vierne, Louis : Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 35 :: no 3, La lumière rqyonnair des astres de la nuit, le rossignol cha
  • Performer: Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
  • Notes: Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile, Italy (06/11/2014-06/13/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic