Duets for Organ and PianoJEAN LANGLAIS (1907-1991): Dyptique, DENIS BÉDARD (b.1950): Duet Suite, MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971): Variations on Two Themes, JORDI CERVELLÓ (b.1935): Preludiando, CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937): Humoresque and Allegro cantabile, Op. 3, Nos. 1 & 2, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Capriccio, Op. 8/4, WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994): Variations on a Theme of Paganini (arr. Raúl Prieto).
Catalogue Number: 08N099
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: This genre began in 19th century Paris when some members of the bourgeoisie bought small organs to put alongside their pianos in their salons and Saint-Saëns' and Widor's pieces, having been written for piano and harmonium, represent that stage well. Later, as organs got bigger and large public recitals became very popular, the piano sometimes made its way into big organ venues (Langlais and Dupré). Bédard and Cervelló created pieces for modern resuscitators of the genre. All is approachable and should appeal to seekers of unusual sound combinations. Duo Musart-Barcelona (Walcker organ of the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona).