LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Complete Piano Works - 12 Préludes, Op. 36, 5 Silhouettes d'enfants, Op. 43, 2 Pièces, Op. 7, Le Glas, Op. 39/2, 3 Nocturnes, Op. 35, Suite bourguignonne, Op. 17, Solitude, Op. 44.
Catalogue Number: 01Q038
Description: It's been six years since we offered a complete set of Vierne's piano music (that one was on the Arion label and no longer available). For those of you still unacquainted with these pieces, the violent grief and feverish despair of many of Vierne's chamber works (many in memory of his brother, killed in action), are also present in the three biggest of his piano cycles: the Préludes, the Nocturnes and, especially, the haunted Solitude. Actually, this release isn't complete: a five-minute piece called Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra, Op. 49, was, for some reason, not recorded here. 2 CDs. Olivier Gardon (piano). Original 1995 release.