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Louis Vierne (Paperback)

Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral

Rollin Smith
2009

827 pp.

173 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1576470046

paperback $84.00


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Louis Vierne (1870-1937) a student of César 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. 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. Rollin Smith's Louis Vierne: Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral is the first major study of the great organist of Notre-Dame and includes chapters on his American tour recordings contemporary reminiscences definitive textual corrections the organ symphonies his death and succession and a thematic catalogue of his organ works.
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