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.

A NEW VIDEO

On the occasion of the solemnity of All Saints' Day and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Tournemire, the team of the Grand Organ of Sainte Clotilde is pleased to unveil its new video dedicated to the l’Offertoire de l’ Office de la Toussaint » opus 57 de Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) Novembre, 1, 2020
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 piece, which is perhaps the most famous in the collection of "Three Pieces", perfectly highlights the romantic craftsmanship of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, author of the great organ of Ste Clotilde.

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08 • 05 • 2021

Sander vd Houten CANCELLED Our latest video Cantabile (Franck) Masterclass 2021

MASTERCLASS 2021

For the sixth year, the organist of the Basilica, Olivier Penin, offers a masterclass on the famous organ of the Basilica, open to professional organists as well as students and amateur organists. He will be addressing the masters of Sainte Clotilde and their sources of inspiration.
July, 5-7, 2021 at the basilica Sainte Clotilde, Paris. More information Application form
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.

MASTERCLASS 2021

For the sixth year, the organist of the Basilica, Olivier Penin, offers a masterclass on the famous organ of the Basilica, open to professional organists as well as students and amateur organists. He will be addressing the masters of Sainte Clotilde and their sources of inspiration.
July, 5-7, 2021 at the basilica Sainte Clotilde, Paris. More information Application form

A NEW VIDEO

The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the « Pièce héroique FWV 35 Op. 16 » de César Franck. January, 18, 2021

A NEW VIDEO

« Cantabile FWV 36 Op. 16 » - César Franck. 19 février 2021