The Fantasy shows brilliant broken arpeggios, alternated with chords, while the Fugue states a subject that is reminiscent of the B.A.C.H. motive. In this masterful work, the organist of St Germain l'Auxerrois clearly shows his affinity with JS. Bach.
Dedicated to François Benoist, this work was composed by Franck in 1860. It was reportedly composed following the loss of his mother in July of the same year. The tone of C-minor leads the listener into an atmosphere of contemplation and mysticism, between two major episodes linked by a recitative.
This Offertoire from Office 48 Festum Omnium Sanctorum is dedicated to Joseph Bonnet. Indeed, it was thanks to the encouragement of the organist of St Eustace that Tournemire began composing this gigantic corpus named "The Mystical Organ".
This masterful work has three motifs. The beginning of the work plunges the listener into questioning and imploration. This is followed by a development in which the different motifs intersect before ending with serenity on a celestial miner.
This work is part of the collection of "Three Pieces" and was completed in 1878. This set of works was designed for the new Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Trocadero Hall and was created by its author on the occasion of the organ's inauguration.
Asturias is the best known piece of this Spanish composer, composed for the piano in 1886 and transcribed for organ by Olivier Penin.More information…
Olivier Penin and his team from the grand organ of Ste Clotilde are pleased to present their new videos recorded live during the early mass of June 12, 2021 at the grand organ of Basilica.July, 2/9 2021
Olivier Penin and his team from the grand organ of Ste Clotilde are pleased to present their new videos recorded live during the early mass of June 12, 2021 at the grand organ of Basilica.Both improvisations highlights Olivier Penin's talents as an improviser. The Improvised Communionillustrates the depth of fund-playing, undulating and mutations. The Improvised Sortieillustrates the great Tutti. July, 2/9 2021