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Variations sur un Noël (op. 20)

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Uploaded by: Aarnoud (11/23/16)
Composer: Dupré, Marcel
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Genre: Romantic
Marcel Dupré's masterful variations on the old French Christmas tune "Noël Nouvelette".

Dupré used many composing techniques in this piece; some ingenious canons and quite a lot of variations demanding all kinds of piano techniques at the organ. The last variation is a fugato that culminates in a spectacular toccata.


00:01 Theme
01:02 Var. 1
01:54 Var. 2
02:30 Var. 3
04:02 Var. 4
04:33 Var. 5
05:38 Var. 6
06:42 Var. 7
07:29 Var. 8
09:06 Var. 9
09:58 Var. 10

P.S. This morning I read about a recently discovered photo of Marcel Dupré and his wife (I'm absolutely sure that it's him and NOT Charles Bedaux); it's the eighth photo in this link:

P.P.S. Thanks to pianist Walter Cosand, the sheet music can be found here:
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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