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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Rarely heard Dupre organ work

    I notice that there's a broadcast of Dupre's symphony for organ and orchestra at some ridiculous time (to me) about 1:30am ... so those North Americans ... tune in and listen online www.abc.net.au/classic. You'll see it says "listen now" at the top of the web page in the link.

    Here's what's on from after midnight ... sadly, I'll be in zzzzzzzland.

    Details for Wednesday 24 September 2008


    • 12.30am ALL NIGHT CLASSICS
      With Bob Maynard
      Mendelssohn Song without Words, Op 67 No 4 (The Bee's Wedding) - Andras Schiff, p
      Decca 421 119-2 1'59
      Rautavaara Suite for Strings - Ostrobothnian Chamber Orch/Juha Kangas
      Ondine ODE 973-2D 12'37
      Telemann Concerto in B flat, TWV52:B1 - Sally Melhuish and Hans-Dieter Michatz, r; Salut! baroque
      Artworks AW031 8'34
      Handel Agrippina, Act 2: Spererò, poi che mei dice (Then I shall hope) - Jonathan Peter Kenny, ct; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
      Philips 438 009-2 2'51
      Soler Quintet for Keyboard and Strings No 2 in F - David Schrader, hc; Christopher Verrette and Michael Shelton, v; Peter Slowik, va; John Mark Rozendaal, vc
      Cedille CDR 90000 013 22'36
      Dupré Symphony in G minor, Op 25 - Michael Murray, o; Royal Phil Orch/Jahja Ling
      Telarc CD-80136 28'07
      Verdi
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    Aloha CT64,

    Thanx for the link - That Dupre piece is one of my favorites for organ and orchestra - I have the Cd with Michael Murray.

    Cheerio,

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    Indeed a fine work, as is his Concerto for organ and orchestra op.31.

    I have recordings of both works with Ulrich Meldau at the organ of the Tonhalle in Zurich, with Daniel Schweizer conducting the Zurich Symphonic Orchestra; see items #3 and #7 on this list (the second of which is coupled with Jeanne Demessieux's beautiful Poème op.9, also for organ and orchestra).

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    Aloha acc,

    Thanx for bring Demessieux's Poeme Op.9 to my attention - That will have to be my next Cd acquisition.

    Cheerio,

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    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    There is also another recording of Demessieux's Poème published by Guild, with Jeremy Filsell at the organ (BBC concert orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth, coupled with Dupré's Symphonie op.25, Cortège et Litanie op.19, and Joseph Gilles' (unique) organ symphony). A bit too fast for my taste, so I would go for the Schweizer/Meldau instead (unless you're also interested in the Gilles organ symphony and/or the version for organ and orchestra of Dupré's Cortège et Litanie).

    On the other hand, it may also be worthwhile to wait for Stephen Tharp's recording of Demessieux's complete organ works, soon to be published by Aeolus, because this 3-CD-box will also include a historical 1952 recording of the Poème with Jeanne Demessieux herself at the organ.

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    Aloha acc,

    Oh yes! I await with almost unrestrained joy for Mr. Tharp's survey of Demessieux's oeuvre. Oooooh! the excitement is making me itch all over...

    Cheerio,

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    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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