Bought in 2016.
First listen: 10-1-2016.
CD 1 from 2.
Recording dates: October/December 1998 & June 2014.
Recording venue: Temple de Bouclier Strasbourg & Eglise St. Louis, Vichy, France.
Recording engineer: Eric Baratin.
Running time CD 1: 79:40.
Works performed by:
Olivier Vernet, Organ.
Dominique Thomas (2007)
Tuning a 415 Hz at 18 degrees.
Temperament: Tempérament au cinquième de coma.
First of all I have to say that the recording is top notch and that the organ is well placed and sounds gorgeous. A modern organ, but with a fine sound. Vernet takes care not to overblow the music, but carefully applies the volume and expression to match it's character. The organ is a well balanced instrument. Not often I encounter an organ that has all the characteristics of an old instrument, but this one has. As to the music I think that there is plenty to enjoy, some of his organ compositions are brilliantly conceived and highly virtuosic. As to the melodic content, even there is a lot to be happy about. He was a creative composer, open to innovation, and by that caused quite a stir in his time, and still does really.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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