Maurice & Marie-Madeleine Duruflé in Concert at Notre-Dame in Paris



reference SOCD304
number of CDs 1
unit price 17.65 €
performer(s) » Maurice Duruflé
» Marie-Madeleine Duruflé


The names of the composers who appear here, musicians quite often having a place of honour on the Duruflés’ programmes, couldbe written in capital letters in the family tree of the French organ, a relation linking the ‘founding fathers’ to the generations active upuntil the post-war years.
Alongside Marie-Madeleine’s perfectly mastered interventions, those of Maurice Duruflé are distinguished by options fully in agreement with what he professed: sobriety, a sense of the architecture and progressions, respect for the large line, expression that is sensitive yetdevoid of any sentimentality, and a striving for balance. These same qualities affect besides his music that sometimes offers glimpses ofthe ideal garden that, far from ordinary violence, he patiently cultivated.
François Sabatier

Track list

Charles Tournemire Improvised Choral on “Victimae Paschali”
Charles Tournemire Improvised Fantasy on “Ave maris stella”
César Franck Choral for Organ No. 1 in E Major, FWV 38
Louis Vierne Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 59: II. Aria
Marcel Dupré Variations sur un vieux noël, Op. 20
César Franck Fantasy in A Major, FWV 35
Maurice Duruflé Prelude and Fugue on the name of A.L.A.I.N., Op. 7


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