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César Franck

Jan von Busch

L'Organiste

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  • Type CD
  • Label MDG
  • UPC 0760623181721
  • Catalog number AUD 7061817
  • Release date 25 September 2013

About the album

Passow, Hanstorf, Alt Bukow, Bülow, Vietlübbe, Biblow – the village churches of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern are home to carefully maintained organ rarities in the French style. Friedrich Friese, a highly gifted pupil of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, built these instruments in the nineteenth century and did so with great care and individuality for each church. These organs equipped with only a few stops have not yet been documented in recorded form. Jan von Busch from Rostock now scores a first with a CD featuring César Franck’s cycle L’Organiste.
Friedrich Friese spent a mere two years with his mentor in Paris, but this short time marked him for life. From now on each of his more than one hundred organs followed Cavaillé-Coll’s principles. Most of the instruments from Friese’s workshop had only four to eight stops with a pedal attachment, but each of them forms a musical microcosm all of its own.

The French organ literature of the nineteenth century is rich in works for small instruments. Not all the compositions are as demanding as the cycles from L’Organiste including Magnificat settings of high art. This late work by César Franck is a tour of all the minor and major keys. Three major and three minor keys are sophisticatedly linked in each cycle. At the conclusion a short “Amen” is followed each time by a longer final piece assimilating the most important motifs from the preceding versets.

The Hamburg native Jan von Busch used the initial years of his career as a music and religion teacher in Schwerin to investigate Mecklenburg’s rich organ landscape. He focused in particular on artistic occupation with the factors represented by the historical instrument and the church space in which it is found. It is thus only natural that he has selected an organ with a disposition ideally suited to each piece for each part of César Franck’s collection. Passow, Hanstorf, Alt Bukow, Bülow, Vietlübbe, Biblow – the village churches of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern are home to carefully maintained organ rarities in the French style. Friedrich Friese, a highly gifted pupil of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, built these instruments in the nineteenth century and did so with great care and individuality for each church. These organs equipped with only a few stops have not yet been documented in recorded form. Jan von Busch from Rostock now scores a first with a CD featuring César Franck’s cycle L’Organiste.

Friedrich Friese spent a mere two years with his mentor in Paris, but this short time marked him for life. From now on each of his more than one hundred organs followed Cavaillé-Coll’s principles. Most of the instruments from Friese’s workshop had only four to eight stops with a pedal attachment, but each of them forms a musical microcosm all of its own.

The French organ literature of the nineteenth century is rich in works for small instruments. Not all the compositions are as demanding as the cycles from L’Organiste including Magnificat settings of high art. This late work by César Franck is a tour of all the minor and major keys. Three major and three minor keys are sophisticatedly linked in each cycle. At the conclusion a short “Amen” is followed each time by a longer final piece assimilating the most important motifs from the preceding versets.

The Hamburg native Jan von Busch used the initial years of his career as a music and religion teacher in Schwerin to investigate Mecklenburg’s rich organ landscape. He focused in particular on artistic occupation with the factors represented by the historical instrument and the church space in which it is found. It is thus only natural that he has selected an organ with a disposition ideally suited to each piece for each part of César Franck’s collection.

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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Air Béarnais (Andantino)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:22
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Chant Béarnais (Poco allegretto)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:17
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Andantino
    Composer: César Franck
     
    00:59
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Poco lento
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:20
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Poco allegro
    Composer: César Franck
     
    00:54
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Poco allegretto
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:22
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Amen (Moderato)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    00:15
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    7 Pièces en fa dièse mineur et sol bémol majeur Offertoire funèbre (Poco lento)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    03:57
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Poco allegretto
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:13
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Vieux Noel (Poco lento)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:40
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Noel angevin (Allegretto)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    00:57
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Quasi lento
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:40
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Noel angevin (Quasi allegro)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    00:48
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Allegretto vivo
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:30
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Amen (Moderato)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    00:18
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    7 Pièces en sol majeur et sol mineur pour le temps de Noel Sortie (Allegro)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    03:56
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur Poco maestoso
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:34
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur Allegretto amabile
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:07
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur Andantino
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:31
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur Andantino
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:04
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur Lento
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:11
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur Sortie
    Composer: César Franck
     
    04:13
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    7 Pièces en la bémol majeur et sol dièse mineur (ohne Bezeichnung)
    Composer: César Franck
     
    01:14
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Sortie. Maestoso
    Composer: César Franck
     
    05:44
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Grand Choeur. Allegro maestoso
    Composer: César Franck
     
    04:40
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Andantino. Calmato
    Composer: César Franck
     
    03:27
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Grand Choeur
    Composer: César Franck
     
    04:20
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Offertoire pour la messe de minuit. Lento
    Composer: César Franck
     
    04:48
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Pièce symphonique. Maestoso
    Composer: César Franck
     
    06:39
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    30 Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium (1855) (selection) (Organ Theatre Schwerin) Sortie. Maestoso poco Allegro
    Composer: César Franck
     
    04:13

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