César Franck (1822-1890)

Franck avant César Franck

Offertoires & Pièces posthumes

Elke Völker

Bonsecours, Basilique Notre-Dame

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César Franck (1822-1890) :
Offertoire en fa mineur F minor [CFF 55]
Offertoire pour orgue [CFF 92]
Andantino G minor [CFF 54A]
Offertoire pour une Messe de Minuit D minor [CFF 57]
Offertoire pour orgue F sharp minor [CFF 96 A]
Pièce E flat major [CFF 49]
Grand-Chœur C major [CFF 56]
Offertoire pour orgue G minor [CFF 95]
Offertoire sur un Noël Breton C minor [CFF 34]
Pièce pour Grand Orgue A major [CFF 51]
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Elke Völker, Organ
Playing time: 1:18 (h:m)
Booklet: 28p., English German French
Order Nr. AE 10341
EAN 4026798103415
Product category: CD
Release date: 14/03/2017
  • play_circle_outline Offertoire en fa mineur
  • play_circle_outline Offertoire en sol mineur
  • play_circle_outline Andantino
  • play_circle_outline Offertoire de Noël
  • play_circle_outline Pièce en mi bémol
  • play_circle_outline Offertoire sur un Noël breton
  • play_circle_outline Pièce pour grand orgue

We continue our successful collaboration with the german organist Elke Völker. Her new recording, however, is not dedicated to the composer Karg-Elert, but to César Franck!

"Franck avant César Franck" is the programmatic title of her new album devoted to Franck's early works for organ. "Franck before César Franck", which suggests that this is a largely neglected repertoire, composed in time before the "important" organ works of the composer, belonging today to the standard works of the late nineteenth-century organ music. The stylistic development of Franck in the 1850s, to which the famous "Six Pièces" from 1859 almost seamlessly add, is fascinating to discover.
The 1857 Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ in the basilica of Bonsecours selected for this recording was built precisely at the time when these early works were composed and is therefore ideally suited for the repertoire. So far it has been extremely rarely recorded on CD. For lovers of French-romantic organ sounds, especially the organs of Cavaillé-Coll, this new album is surely of a special charm!
Superb essay on César Franck's early organ music written by Kurt Lueders for the booklet! Kurt Lueders is an undisputed expert on the organ music of the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. In addition, he is the performer of our SACD AE-10351 "... et après César Franck" with works in the post-Franckist tradition. We offer both albums at an interesting bundle price (see above)!

Bonsecours, Basilique Notre-Dame

Bonsecours, Basilique Notre-Dame

€ 17,99 (including tax)