1914 – Music for Strings and Piano = KOECHLIN: Violin Sonata; VIERNE: Preludes for Piano; Quintet for piano and string quartet – Gramola
A lovely disc of French chamber music written during World War I.
DURUFLE: Requiem (organ version); POULENC: Praises of St. Anthony of Padua; MESSIAEN: O Sacrum convivium – Patricia Fernandez, mezzo-sop./ Michel Bouvard, organ/ Les Elements/ Joel Suhubiette – Hortus
A fine rendition of a work that deserves its own spotlight.
“Joys, Mournings, and Battles: Music of DURUFLÉ AND ALAIN” = MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Suite; Prelude and Fugue on the Name of A.L.A.I.N.; JEHAN ALAIN: Three Dances – Christopher Houlihan, organ – Towerhill
This is a fine showcase for both the young performer and for an attractive American organ with a French accent.