Widor - Solo Organ Works | Signum SIGCD438

Widor - Solo Organ Works


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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD438

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 7th July 2017



Joseph Nolan follows his five internationally acclaimed volumes of the Complete Organ Symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor with a collection of the composer’s other works for solo organ. The disc includes his Trois Nouvelles Pièces, March amèricaine and Marche Nuptiale and Memento – a collection of transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach.

This release completes a collection of 6 CDs that span Widor’s complete solo organ works, performed by Nolan on period Cavaillé-Coll organs from the French churches of St Sernin, Toulouse, St. François-de Sales, Lyon and La Madeleine, Paris.

In April 2016, Joseph Nolan was made a Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of French Arts and Letters for his services to French Music.

“This distinguished series continues unerringly. Joseph Nolan…maintains real mastery… persuasive playing constantly underlines just how much more this music convinces when heard in the conditions intended… No lowlights, so enjoy” - Organists Review, December 2013

“Nolan's strength is that he sails through it all with tremendous authority to end up with an interpretation that makes total sense… a disc which pleads Widor's case with consummate eloquence” - Gramophone Magazine, January 2014

“For the final Symphony Nolan moves to one of Cavaillé-Coll’s finest instruments, at Saint-Sernin in Toulouse. This concludes a remarkable series in which Nolan transcends Widor’s scores, truly revelling in the Gothic beauty of this music and the grandiose instruments of the belle époque”
- Choir & Organ, August 2016 *****

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