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Noozhawk
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:37:30 -0800

It is thus not surprising that there is a huge body of French organ music — much of it fabulous stuff — and that French organists still dominate the market. Most of the time, alas, what plays in France stays in France — until some enterprising Anglo ...
 
Huffington Post (blog)
Thu, 31 May 2012 08:27:01 -0700

Most people, even fans of classical music, haven't heard of the composer Louis Vierne. But in a few days, I'm going to be playing all six of his organ symphonies in New York City. It's actually pretty rare to hear even one of these symphonies, so what ...
 
The Brown Daily Herald
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:03:45 -0700

Cooper Nelson said it was Steinbach's idea to watch the schedule of European — particularly French — organists who are already touring on the East Coast and ask them to make a stop in Providence, so the University would not have to pay for a ...
 
Sydney Morning Herald
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 06:10:55 -0700

The great Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame is one of the busiest tourist destinations in Paris, with more than 14 million visitors every year. At any given time there might be 3000 people inside the main church. "It's a bit like a railway station ...
 
Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:08:43 -0800

Marie-Claire Alain, who has died aged 86, was the grande dame of French organists and the daughter of a great French musical family. She was one of only two people to record the entire music of JS Bach three times and was widely regarded as an ...
 
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:49:44 -0800

He himself was a virtuoso organist, and he was one of the first French organists to tour the United States. The symphony is sturdily constructed and full of gorgeous melody, secure counterpoint and rhythmic momentum. It's a finely crafted piece of ...
 
Huffington Post
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 05:28:07 -0700

So, a final recital was scheduled -- supposedly Vierne's 1,750th performance -- and he shared it with his pupil, Maurice Duruflé. Vierne finished playing one of his own compositions and was about to begin an improvisation. French organists are well ...

Beach Metro News

Beach Metro News
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:50:08 -0800

Asked if he is strongly influenced by German organ composers, like Bach, Licht said he actually prefers French organists Olivier Messiaen and Charles-Marie Widor. “I really enjoy Bach,” he said. “He's the composer, the supreme German, and I know the ...
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