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Track(s) taken from CDA67577

Grand chœur dialogué


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: January 2006
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, USA
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Andrés Villalta
Release date: August 2006
Total duration: 5 minutes 9 seconds


'As we have come to expect from Christopher Herrick and Hyperion everything is done to the highest standard. The varied and exciting programme is convincingly played, making full use of the extensive tonal spread of the organ, whilst the accompanying programme notes are both comprehensive and interesting … another fine organ firework display, which I'm certain readers will enjoy' (Cathedral Music)

'Christopher Herrick is his usual inimitable self, combing a sense of fun with a spontaneous grandeur which is at times, totally arresting. The listener is also regaled with the impressive sound of the Lay Family Organ in Dallas, Texas, a 4535-pipe monster. Volume XII please?' (Classical.net)

'Some wonderful pieces to hear … the rich sounding recording makes the most of the fireworks' (Essex Chronicle)
Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) succeeded Guilmant as professor of organ at the Paris Conservatoire. His Grand chœur dialogué, which is among his best-known works, exploits the exciting contrasts available between the various departments of a large organ. This is music of a bold and strongly rhythmical character. A central section for the manuals only provides respite from the grandeur of the opening and prepares for its re-introduction at the work’s thrilling conclusion.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2006

Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) succéda à Guilmant comme professeur d’orgue au Conservatoire de Paris. Son Grand chœur dialogué, l’une de ses œuvres les plus connues, exploite les contrastes passionnants entre les différentes parties d’un grand orgue. Le thème de la «marche» transparaît dans cette musique hardie et puissamment rythmée. Une section centrale pour manuels solo offre un répit par rapport au grandiose de l’ouverture tout en préparant sa réintroduction lors de la conclusion saisissante de l’œuvre.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) wurde Guilmants Nachfolger am Pariser Conservatoire als Professor für Orgel. Gigouts Grand chœur dialogué, der zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehört, holt das Beste aus den spannenden Kontrasten heraus, die zwischen den einzelnen Teilen einer großen Orgel möglich sind. Diese Musik mit ihrem selbstbewussten und stark rhythmischen Charakter nimmt wieder das Marschthema auf. Ein nur auf den Manualen zu spielender Mittelteil schafft Entspannung von der Erhabenheit des Anfangs und bereitet die Wiederaufnahme des A-Teils vor, der das Werk zu einem berauschenden Abschluss führt.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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