Louis Vierne: Organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Pendragon Press, 1999 - Music - 805 pages
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Louis Vierne (1870-1937), a student of Cesar Franck and Charles-Marie Widor, was organist of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris for 37 years, until his death at the console during a recital. He was Widor's successor as the organ's great French symphonist, an assessment the passage of time has proved correct. Vierne's music has remained in the repertoire of organists throughout the world, never undergoing the periodic eclipses experienced by his contemporaries. Vierne's autobiography, Mes Souvenirs, originally published serially in the 1930s, is here available in a profusely illustrated, extensively annotated English translation. Vierne and the Organ is the first major study of the great organist of Notre-Dame and includes chapters on his American tour, on recordings, contemporary reminiscences, definitive textual corrections, the organ symphonies, and on his death and succession, as well as a thematic catalogue of his organ works.
 

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Contents

SaintDenisdu SaintSacrement page
9
Organ of SainteClotilde
11
Institution Nationale des Jeunes Aveugles
13
Henri Dallier
14
The organ of the Trocadero
16
SaintLouisdesInvalides
18
SaintEtienneduMont
20
Cesar Franck at the age of sixtyseven
23
Interior of SaintSeverin
82
The organ of SaintSeverin
83
SaintSulpice
84
The organ of SaintSulpice
86
Widor at the organ of SaintSulpice
88
SaintGermaindesPres
90
Aristide CavailleColl
94
SaintSaens at the organ of SaintSeverin
100

Albert Mahaut
28
Cesar Franck
30
Autograph of the Final of Widors Symphonie III
34
Ambroise Thomas
38
SainteClotilde
42
Cesar Franck at the organ
44
Francks tomb in Montparnasse Cemetery
51
Lenoirs monument of Franck at the organ
52
CharlesMarie Widor
57
Charles Tournemire
62
Anton Reicha
64
Widors cartedevisite
68
Bach at the organ
70
CharlesMarie Widor
72
JacquesNicolas Lemmens
74
SaintSeverin
80
Albert Perilhou
81
Part II
299
Gigouts Appointment as Professor of Organ
323
Louis Vierne and Marcel Dupre
330
The Organ Works
516
Playing the Organ Works of Louis Vierne
571
Part III
583
Thematic Catalogue of Viernes Organ Works
595
A BioChronology of Louis Vierne page
645
B Four Essays by Louis Vierne
677
Organists of Paris Churches 18951937
713
E Textual Corrections for the Six Symphonies
719
F Textual Corrections for the 24 Pieces de Fantaisie
735
G Louis Viernes Improvisation Course by Jean Bouvard
745
H Original improvisation themes by Louis Vierne
753
Bibliography
763
Index
773
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