JEANNE DEMESSIEUX (1921-1968): 6 Études, Op. 5, Méditations sur le Saint-Esprit, Op. 6, Triptyque, Op. 7, Attende Domine from 10 Chorale Preludes, Op. 8, Te Deum, Op. 11, PIERRE LABRIC (b.1921): Hommage à Jeanne Demessieux (movement I).
Catalogue Number: 01M066
Reference: SOCD 269
Description: This small, frail-looking slip of a girl astonished French audiences with the power, precision, virtuosity and vigor of her playing when she debuted in Paris in 1946 and her compositions are no less striking, beginning with her Études of 1944, whose virtuosic pedal writing had never before been equalled. This collection of live performances by one of her students (even though he was the same age) and later, friend, dates from three concerts in 1969 and one in 1972. Pierre Labric (organ of Notre-Dame, Paris).