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Organ Showcase Volume 4 (OXCD-110)


OXCD-110

Roger Fisher plays French Romantic Favourites from Hull City Hall

César Franck
1. Choral no 3 in A minor
2. Choral no 2 in B minor
Marcel Dupré: Variations sur un Nöel, Opus 20
3. Theme: Moderato 4-14. Variations
Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony no 5 in F minor, Op 42 no 1
15. Allegro Vivace
16. Allegro Cantabile
17. Andantino quasi Allegretto
18. Adagio
19. Toccata

 


 

This limited edition recording can be only be purchased from Roger Fisher's personal website here

All the works recorded on this disc were to a large extent inspired by the organs of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Franck’s Chorals were written for the intimate and beautiful sound of the organ in St Clothilde, while Dupré’s inspiration was undoubtedly the organ which he loved most of all; in the Trocadero. Its fate, a rebuild in the Palais de Chaillot which made it almost unrecognisable, was a source of perpetual sadness to him. Widor’s inspiration was undoubtedly the heroic masterpiece in St Sulpice.

Roger Fisher
Hull City Hall
The Organ
….first rate performances, well recorded....Roger Fisher’s performance of Franck’s B minor Choral is superior to many…. his command of structure is impressive and his performance of Dupré’s wonderful variations is wholly exceptional.[extract]
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