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Introduction and Fugue en ré mineur (Grand Choeur)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (01/12/14)
Composer: Wackenthaler, Joseph-Nicolas
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Caen - St. Etienne Cavaillé Coll
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
I know very little about the composer, Nicolas-Joseph Wackenthaler, other than that he was born in Sélestat 1840, and died in Dijon in 1913. He was Organiste de la Cathédrale de Dijon, and a student of Louis Niedemeyer (brief bio given below). He appears to have adopted the "cross-style" between German and French tendencies.

This short and dramatic work is not very "deep," but it makes for an impressive sound. I really did this as an "ear test" for myself, in the hopes that my ear could tolerate the "big" sound. Borderline...

This does NOT use the updated version of Caen, but I hope to get that in the coming week.

I apologize for not listening and commenting on EVERY piece of music as I have always done. It's very hard to listen at all when my hearing is really bad...

Here is a brief bio of Niedemeyer, to whom the work is dedicated.

Abraham Louis Niedermeyer (27 April 1802 – 14 March 1861) was a composer chiefly of church music but also of a few operas, and a teacher who took over the École Choron, duly renamed École Niedermeyer, a school for the study and practice of church music, where several eminent French musicians studied including Gabriel Fauré and André Messager.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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