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Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8
Charles-Marie Widor, Hans Fagius
Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Charles-Marie Widor, Hans Fagius
Title: Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bis
Release Date: 12/15/1999
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 675754111526, 7318590010075
 

CD Reviews

Great Music, Great Playing...But, A French Romantic organ--i
R. Wyatt | Belmont, NC United States | 03/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this CD from a reseller on Amazon.com after first auditioning the entire album on Last.fm...In a word, it is excellent; a very idiomatic and virtuosic performance of two seldom-heard organ symphonies by Charles-Marie Widor. I prefer Hans Fagius's performance of these pieces even over Ben van Oosten's excellent readings of the Second (Widor: Das Orgelwerke, Vol.1) and Eighth (Widor: Complete Organ Works Vol. 5)
This, despite van Oosten having the advantage of the Cavaille-Coll organ of Saint-Ouen-de-Rouen. The organ Fagius uses for this recording is a modern marvel, an Akerman & Lund instrument built in the mid-90's, it "speaks French" quite convincingly, and while a bit "smoother" than a Cavaille-Coll, does not lack any quality or quantity of tone to present the appropriate sonic palette for these works (so what IS it with all these French-sounding organs in Scandinavian countries anyway?).

Enthusiastically recommended."