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The Genius of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll
3-DVD & 2-CD set documenting 16 organs - [FSF-Cavaillé-Coll]
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Marking the 200th anniversary of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll’s birth, the distinguished British film maker Fugue State Films (example Bach: Art of Fugue DVD/CD set with George Ritchie) has produced a high quality 3-DVD and 2-CD boxed set containing the first ever full-length documentary about his life and work and also includes an 80-page booklet. The documentary is accompanied by many recordings and filmed performances of works by Franck, Saint-Saëns, Guilmant, Boëllmann, Widor and Vierne on a superb selection of Cavaillé-Coll organs – expect to see St. Sulpice, St. Ouen, St. Sernin, and more.

The two CDs contain performances on 16 Cavaillé-Coll organs. The organs are listed in chronological order and the CDs feature compositions from the same period as each organ or music closely associated with a specific organ.
The first DVD contains three 50-minute films that make up the documentary mini-series, The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll. Gerard Brooks presents, and interview subjects include Kurt Lueders, Ronald Ebrecht, Carolyn Shuster Fournier, Pierre Pincemaille, Thomas Monnet, Olivier Latry, and Eric Lebrun. The second DVD goes into detail about the individual organs, with detailed demonstrations and at least one performance in each location. The third DVD showcases contemporary improvisations and compositions, featuring Daniel Roth, Olivier Latry, Pierre Pincemaille, Jean-Pierre Griveau, and Michel Bouvard.

All material (films, booklet, etc.) is presented in three languages: English, French, and German. Though this is not a Raven production, Raven enthusiastically supports this effort.
Please click here to see a YouTube video about this production: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCM72QI08aA&feature=player_embedded

Here are full details of the organs, repertoire, performers and other content on the CDs and DVDs:
 
CD 1
 
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (1840)
Boëly: Fantasie and Fugue in B flat major
Gerard Brooks
 
Saint-Louis, Bedarieux (1840)
Benoit: 3 Pieces
Fessy: Offertoire
Gerard Brooks
 
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orleans, Choir Organ (1846)
Franck: 3 Pieces from L’Organiste
Tournaillon: Introduction et Marche
Jean-Pierre Griveau
 
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Saint-Omer (1855)
Franck: Fantasie in C major
David Noël-Hudson
 
St Louis D’Antin, Paris (1858)
Franck: Prèlude, Fugue et Variation
David Noël-Hudson
 
St Sulpice, Paris (1862)
Saint-Saens: Prelude and Fugue in B major
Daniel Roth
 
Saint-Maurice de Becon, Courbevoie (1865)
Lefébure-Wély: Scène Pastorale
Thomas Monnet
 
CD 2
 
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris (1868)
Vierne: Carillon de Westminster
Olivier Latry
 
St Jean Baptiste, Long (1877)
Guilmant: Fugue alla Handel
Kurt Lueders
 
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orleans, Grand Orgue (1880)
Widor: Intermezzo from Symphony 6
Gerard Brooks

St Etienne, Elbeuf (1882)
Boëllmann: 4 Pieces from Vingt-six Versets Posthumes
Kurt Lueders
  
Basilique St Sernin, Toulouse (1889)
Lemmens: Prèlude à 5 parties
Guilmant: Finale from Sonata 3
Vierne: Stèle pour en Enfant Défunt
Michel Bouvard
 
St Ouen, Rouen (1890)
Widor: Theme and Variations from Symphony 5
Gerard Brooks
 
St Remy, Selongey (1893)
Chauvet: Prelude
Chauvet: Andantino
Salomé: Piece en forme de canon
Carolyn Shuster Fournier
 
St Antoine des Quinze Vingts, Paris (1894)
Franck: Fantasie in A major
David Noël-Hudson
 
DVD 1
 
The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll – 3 x 50 minute documentaries (150 minutes total)
 
Gerard Brooks presents this 3 episode documentary series about the life and work of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Interview subjects include Kurt Lueders, Ronald Ebrecht, Carolyn Shuster Fournier as well as Pierre Pincemaille, Thomas Monnet, Olivier Latry and Eric Lebrun.
 
DVD 2
 
The Organs of Cavaille-Coll – Full 5.1 surround sound
 
Demonstrations of the organs at: Bedarieux, Orleans Cathedral (choir organ and grand orgue), St Omer, St Louis D’Antin, Becon, Long, Elbeuf, St Ouen, Selongey and St Antoine des Quinze-Vingts.
 
Plus the following filmed performances:
 
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (1840)
Boëly: Judex Credaris
Gerard Brooks
 
Saint-Louis, Bedarieux (1840)
Benoit: 2 further pieces
Gerard Brooks
 
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orleans, Choir Organ (1846)
Franck: 2 further pieces from L’Organiste
Jean-Pierre Griveau
 
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Saint-Omer (1855)
Franck: Final
David Noël-Hudson
 
St Louis D’Antin, Paris (1858)
Franck: Prière
David Noël-Hudson
 
St Sulpice, Paris (1862)
Widor: Marcia from Symphony 3
Daniel Roth
 
Saint-Maurice de Becon, Courbevoie (1865)
Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on “Ad Nos, Ad Salutarem Undam”
Thomas Monnet
 
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris (1868)
Vierne: Impromptu
Olivier Latry
 
St Jean Baptiste, Long (1877)
Guilmant: Fugue alla Handel
Kurt Lueders
 
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orleans, Grand Orgue (1880)
Duruflé: Variations on Veni Creator
Jean-Pierre Griveau

St Etienne, Elbeuf (1882)
Boëllmann: 3 further pieces from Vingt-six Versets Posthumes
Kurt Lueders
  
St Ouen, Rouen (1890)
Widor: Toccata from Symphony 5
Gerard Brooks
 
St Remy, Selongey (1893)
Widor: Andante Sostenuto from Symphony 9
Carolyn Shuster Fournier
 
St Antoine des Quinze Vingts, Paris (1894)
Franck: Cantabile
David Noël-Hudson
 
DVD 3
 
Après Cavaille-Coll – Full 5.1 Surround Sound
 
Demonstrations of the organs at St Sernin, St Denis, St Sulpice and Notre Dame.
 
Performances:
 
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (1840)
Seven improvisations by Pierre Pincemaille
 
St Sulpice, Paris (1862)
Improvisation by Daniel Roth
 
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris (1868)
Improvisation by Olivier Latry
 
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orleans, Grand Orgue (1880)
Griveau: Variations on the name Cavaillé-Coll
Jean-Pierre Griveau
 
Basilique St Sernin, Toulouse (1889)
Jean Bouvard: Variations sur un Vieux Noël Français
Jean Bouvard: Variations sur un Noël “Jaon Handiak”
Jean Bouvard: Variations sur un Noël Provençal
Michel Bouvard

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