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The Great Organ of St Eustache

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Dorian DOR-90134

Year
1989

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By: gemshorn on Dec, 22 2012

A brilliant album: a beautiful organ, a magnificent organist, and a perfect recording!

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St. Eustache
Paris, France - map
van den Heuvel 1988 V/147
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JS Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) View sheetmusic
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By: bienchen on Oct, 25 2015

not worth a hearing. Impossible!

By: stlorganist on Apr, 28 2016

Rushed a bit between the Toccata and the Fugue but otherwise a wonderful performance by a master.

Nicolas de Grigny RĂ©cit de tierce en taille View sheetmusic
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By: Brian on Feb, 27 2013

Superb.

WA Mozart Fantasia in F minor (K 608) View sheetmusic
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By: Jaqbiec on Jun, 01 2012

Splendid!!!

By: Tromba on Sep, 01 2017

Way too fast. Details lost in the noisy sauce.

Jean Guillou Hyperion or The Rhetoric of Fire - I. Hermes Purchase sheetmusic 4:25 track Rating:
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Hyperion or The Rhetoric of Fire - II. The Fires Of Silence Purchase sheetmusic 4:54 track Rating:
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By: Bachtehude on Aug, 29 2016

A bit more silence would be better - the fire's burning my ears

By: Piccolo on Oct, 06 2016

An awkwardness and impertinence. Not worth a hearing! Terrible ...

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Hyperion or The Rhetoric of Fire - III. The Inflamed Soul and IV. AGNI-IGNIS Purchase sheetmusic 16:10 track Rating:
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By: vause on Dec, 15 2011

Ugh. Waste of air time.

By: churchmouse on Feb, 23 2012

Wow!

By: stlorganist on Jun, 19 2014

not exactly my cup of tea BUT I will say it at least has some redeeming musical value. unlike some of the modern music playing today. What an instrument.

By: jfk1961 on Jun, 26 2012

I'm going with "waste of air time!"

By: Filea on Oct, 22 2012

Excellent. "Full exploitation of all the resources of a giant pipe organ by an authentic genius". Sorry Bourdon 8 for copying, but these are my real thoughts too.

By: gemshorn on Dec, 22 2012

Not everyone's cup of tee, I can understand. But listen what fantastic sounds can be done with an organ! Not the usual music... A piece written for this instrument by the one who designed the instrument (and played by him)!

By: vause on Jun, 19 2014

I think the word "soul" is mis-spelled in the title; that would explain the agony of the sound. Where is the value in hearing this? The organ can be great appreciated when sonic and melodic - just hearing the sounds it makes without a context of meaning simply detracts from the instrument and drives people from wanting to support this instrument - something against which we need to guard ourselves.

By: TrichterRegal on Jan, 11 2016

Well said Vause!

By: Tromba on Jan, 11 2016

Cats.....fighting on the keyboards. I'm with Vause.

By: Tromba on Sep, 12 2016

Something is definitely inflamed...

Charles-Marie Widor Symphony no. 5 in F Minor, op. 42 no. 1 - I. Allegro Vivace View sheetmusic
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By: enchamade on Jan, 24 2012

My favorite performance of this masterpiece.It's like a roller-coaster.

Franz Liszt Prelude and Fugue On B-A-C-H (S 260) View sheetmusic
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By: Brian on Oct, 01 2013

Ye gods, he really lets rip with this, doesn't he?! What an absolutely *amazing* performance.

By: MusicDonor2014 on Aug, 19 2015

The most wreckless performance of this work I have ever witnessed.

By: Tromba on Sep, 28 2017

Would be awesome to hear this organ live.

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