Poulenc: Concerto For Organ

Poulenc: Concerto For Organ

Artist
Poulenc: Concerto For Organ
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
BKD 178
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G Minor
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) David Hill English Chamber Orchestra

    Concerto for organ, strings and timpani in G Minor

    21:36
    $12.00
  • Concertino for organ, strings and percussion: I. Allegro
    Composer(s) Pierre Petit
    Artist(s) Raymond Leppard English Chamber Orchestra

    Concertino for organ, strings and percussion: I. Allegro

    07:55
    $4.80
  • Concertino for organ, strings and percussion: II. Tres lent
    Composer(s) Pierre Petit
    Artist(s) Raymond Leppard English Chamber Orchestra

    Concertino for organ, strings and percussion: II. Tres lent

    08:53
    $4.80
  • Concertino for organ, strings and percussion: III. Modere
    Composer(s) Pierre Petit
    Artist(s) Raymond Leppard English Chamber Orchestra

    Concertino for organ, strings and percussion: III. Modere

    04:19
    $2.40
  • Toccata Festiva, Op. 36
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Raymond Leppard English Chamber Orchestra

    Toccata Festiva, Op. 36

    16:20
    $9.60

Total running time: 59 minutes.

Album information

A not to be missed recording, by the world's foremost organist, of works by Poulenc, Petit and Barber.

Gillian Weir and the English Chamber Orchestra deliver a dazzling collection of works for organ and orchestra, performed on the 1995 Marcussen & Son, at St. Augustine's Chapel, Tonbridge School. Along with a superb performance of Poulenc's Concerto for Organ and Barber's Toccata Festiva, this new disc features the premiere recording of Pierre Petit's Concertino for organ, strings and percussion.

Gillian Weir made her career-launching debut at the Royal Albert Hall on the opening night of the 1965 season of the Proms performing the Poulenc Concerto for Organ. Since then Gillian Weir has performed the ever-popular work 65 times; with its imaginative scoring and lyrical impulse always to the fore it, draws the listener in and compels the attention. Gillian Weir is able to demonstrate her formidable musicianship with a dramatic cadenza in the quintessentially French Concertino for organ, strings and percussion, whilst Barber's Toccata Festiva showcases ravishing sonorities from both organ and orchestra and includes an extended cadenza for organ pedals.