QUOTE(clavicembalo @ Sep 14 2010, 09:50 PM)
QUOTE(clavicembalo @ Sep 14 2010, 04:18 PM)
Herbert Howells - after the ebullience of the Fourth Rhapsody for Organ, I have been playing through his Six Pieces for Organ, these played on the organ of Hereford Cathedral by Graham Barber. There's just the Paean to go, then I'll probably switch composers. William Mathias perhaps.
Well, I have bypassed our Welsh friend Mathias and climbed up into the organ loft to play a Cavaille-Coll instrument in the Basque country. The start of a journey through the ten organ symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor, played by Ben van Oosten.
The thundering Cavaille-Coll organ of Saint-Ouen, Rouen, has just delivered the opening Allegro of Syphonie No.6
to my ears. When it's finished, I'll have just the Symphonie No.8 in B major
and Symphonie 'Romane'
to go (the latter played at Saint-Sernin, Toulouse) in my 'Widor-fest'.