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The Tenth is the only one of the cycle for which an autograph survives, albeit incomplete (Bibliothèque nationale). Widor gave the earliest referenced performance on 6 January 1900, at the then new Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche in Berlin, his recital including also Bach’s G minor Fantasy and Fugue, ‘played marvellously’.
from notes by Ateş Orga © 2016
|Widor: The Complete Organ Works|
Recorded on the Cavaillé-Coll organs (Symphonies 1-9 at La Madeleine, the other works in Toulouse and Lyon) so beloved of Widor, Joseph Nolan's mammoth survey represents an ideal marriage of composer, instrument and performer: 'Nolan’s combination ...» More
|Widor: The Organ Symphonies, Vol. 5|
The monumental final two Widor organ symphonies take Joseph Nolan to the glorious Cavaillé-Coll consoles of La Madeleine for the 'Symphonie gothique' (the composer's favourite) and of Saint-Sernin in Toulouse for the concluding 'Symphonie romane'.» More