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Toccata from "Pièces de fantaisie"

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Uploaded by: PLRT (06/03/16)
Composer: Vierne, Louis
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Caen - St. Etienne Cavaillé Coll
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
In this toccata, Vierne is - IMHO- at his best in the "dark energetic mood". It could evoke things as Chopin's Prelude n°16 (in b flat minor too) or some of Schumann's agitated Kreisleriana.
The Caen version is slower than indicated on the score, but I "feel" spontaneously the piece like that.
I added (at 4'20) a recording on Hereford made with two aims :
- see how it can sound on a typical English cathedral organ
- try the score's tempo.
The Hereford result, which mixes two takes, is a bit hectic with an unstable tempo and slips. No use, but for the English sound in Vierne.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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