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AEOLUS / All Discs / AE10341 Franck, César Franck avant César Franck


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Audio samples:

Audio sample Offertoire en fa mineur Offertoire en fa mineur

Audio sample Offertoire en sol mineur Offertoire en sol mineur

Audio sample Andantino Andantino

Audio sample Offertoire de Noël Offertoire de Noël

Audio sample Pièce en mi bémol Pièce en mi bémol

Audio sample Offertoire sur un Noël breton Offertoire sur un Noël breton

Audio sample Pièce pour grand orgue Pièce pour grand orgue

Franck, César (1822-1890)

Franck avant César Franck

Offertoires & Pièces posthumes

Elke Völker (Organ)

Bonsecours, Basilique Notre-Dame

€ 17,99 (including tax)
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Bundle(s) containing this item:
César Franck Bundle AE 80010 César Franck Bundle

Offertoire en fa mineur F minor [CFF 55]
Offertoire pour orgue [CFF 92]
Andantino G minor [CFF 54A]
Offertoire pour une Messe de Minuit D minor [CFF 57]
Offertoire pour orgue F sharp minor [CFF 96 A]
Pièce E flat major [CFF 49]
Grand-Chœur C major [CFF 56]
Offertoire pour orgue G minor [CFF 95]
Offertoire sur un Noël Breton C minor [CFF 34]
Pièce pour Grand Orgue A major [CFF 51]

Playing time: 1:18 (h:m)
Booklet: 28p., English German French
Order Nr. AE 10341
EAN 4026798103415
Product category: CD
Release date: 14/03/2017


We continue our successful collaboration with the german organist Elke Völker. Her new recording, however, is not dedicated to the composer Karg-Elert, but to César Franck!

"Franck avant César Franck" is the programmatic title of her new album devoted to Franck's early works for organ. "Franck before César Franck", which suggests that this is a largely neglected repertoire, composed in time before the "important" organ works of the composer, belonging today to the standard works of the late nineteenth-century organ music. The stylistic development of Franck in the 1850s, to which the famous "Six Pièces" from 1859 almost seamlessly add, is fascinating to discover.
The 1857 Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ in the basilica of Bonsecours selected for this recording was built precisely at the time when these early works were composed and is therefore ideally suited for the repertoire. So far it has been extremely rarely recorded on CD. For lovers of French-romantic organ sounds, especially the organs of Cavaillé-Coll, this new album is surely of a special charm!
Superb essay on César Franck's early organ music written by Kurt Lueders for the booklet! Kurt Lueders is an undisputed expert on the organ music of the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. In addition, he is the performer of our SACD AE-10351 "... et après César Franck" with works in the post-Franckist tradition. We offer both albums at an interesting bundle price (see above)!

Bonsecours, Basilique Notre-Dame

Bonsecours, Basilique Notre-Dame