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The Suite Latine featured with the Gothique in Widor’s last foreign concert, in Salzurg Cathedral opening the 1932 Salzburg Festival (31 July). His proximity to the greats of the pastùWagner, Liszt, Verdi—caught everyone’s imagination. ‘How lyric the Suite Latine, of which the Adagio [fifth movement] evokes a brother of Bruckner, for Widor has also known him.’ The critic Felix Aprahamian, as a boy of nineteen, heard Widor play this same piece at Saint-Sulpice the following year. ‘It was a revelation for the youngster: instead of adding and subtracting stops at every crescendo and diminuendo, Widor simply opened or closed the swell box’ (David Aprahamian Liddle, February 2005).
from notes by Ateş Orga © 2016
|Widor: Solo Organ Works|
Joseph Nolan follows his five acclaimed volumes of the Organ Symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor with a collection of the composer’s other works for solo organ.» More
|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