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Final from symphony n°1 op.14

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Uploaded by: PLRT (03/13/17)
Composer: Vierne, Louis
Sample Set: Aristide n°1 (composite Saint-Ouen de Rouen)
Genre: Romantic
Description:
There are two versions :
- for the first one, I have let the horses go in the second half of the piece. So the result is a bit hectic with unsteady tempo ;
- so (at 6'40) I tried another take which aimed (tried) to be more "reasonable"
I find the second one cold and prefer the first one despite its evident flaws. If you are courageous enough to listen to both, your opinion will be most useful to me.

This piece is an exception in Vierne's output because it's joyful and sunny from beginning to end, but a fleeting light cloud at 2'40 when the main theme appears in b minor and then f sharp minor (perhaps two other cases : the two carillons op.31 and 54).
It has been composed at a period when all went fine for Vierne : he had graduated succesfully from the Conservatoire, he was Guilmant's assistant at the organ class of the Conservatoire, he was Widor's deputy organist at Saint-Sulpice, and he was going to marry.
Happy days, but they were not going to last very long...
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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