Widor: Symphonies for Organ No. 5 & 6

 
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reference SOCD396
number of CDs 1
unit price 17.65 €
performer(s) » Pierre Labric

 
Presentation

For quite some time now, Yvette and I have continuously striven to rescue the recorded legacy of Pierre Labric from oblivion. To pursue this indispensable memory work there still lacked the Widor symphonies, recorded in 1971 and first released in the United States by the Musical Heritage Society. This LP set was quickly sold out and subsequently became the object of pirate transfers. The American edition suffering from a mediocre pressing, we long hesitated in using it up to the day the miracle occurred: informed of our problems, a Rouen doctor informed us that he had just acquired at auction (!) a fair number of tapes from the original collection. Thus, fifty years after their recording (in which I was allowed to take a modest part), we found ourselves in a position to give life to the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, these quasi twin compositions practically hatched the same year. This rerelase (June 2022) can only delight this prestigious musician who will celebrate his 101 birthday this same month.
François Carbou

 
Track list

1.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2: I. Allegro
2.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2: II. Adagio
3.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2: III. Intermezzo
4.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2: IV. Cantabile
5.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2: V. Finale
6.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1: I. Allegro vivace
7.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1: II. Allegro cantabile
8.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1: III. Andantino quasi allegretto
9.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1: IV. Adagio
10.
Charles-Marie Widor Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1: V. Toccata