℗ 2013 Signum Records
Released January 14, 2013
Duration 1h 18m 01s
Record Label Signum Records
Catalogue No. SIGCD319
Genre Classical (Keyboard Music)
 

Charles-Marie Widor: The Organ Symphonies, Vol. 2: Symphonies No. 1 & 2, Op.13

Joseph Nolan

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Organ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 13, No. 1  
1.1
I. Prélude – Andante
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
6:25
1.2
II. Allegretto
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
7:53
1.3
III. Intermezzo – Allegro
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
4:04
1.4
IV. Adagio
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
6:47
1.5
V. Marche pontificale
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
7:33
1.6
VI. Méditation
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
3:07
1.7
VII. Finale – Allegro
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
4:36
Organ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 13, No. 2  
1.8
I. Praeludium circulare – Andantino
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
5:29
1.9
II. Pastorale – Moderato
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
5:22
1.10
III. Andante
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
9:26
1.11
IV. Salve Regina – Allegro
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
5:40
1.12
V. Scherzo – Allegro
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
3:03
1.13
VI. Adagio – Andante
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
4:22
1.14
VII. Finale – Allegro
Charles-Marie Widor; Joseph Nolan
4:14
Digital Booklet
"... Nolan’s cycle of Widor organ symphonies is one I know I will have to collect in its entirety but then, I knew that after the first volume. The recording is warmly communicative and an accurate portrayal of a magnificent instrument in its monumental acoustic ... shaping up to be the Widor organ symphonies cycle of the decade." - MusicWeb International "... Cavaillé-Coll and a superb acoustic ambience captivate and grab us, by the ears and indeed by the throat ... the recording clarity is remarkable, only final chords revealing that we have been enjoying the fruits of some six seconds of reverberation ... (Nolan) is an utterly persuasive executant at the console. Thoroughly enjoyable." - Organists' Review On this second volume dedicated to Charles-Marie Widor, British organist and conductor Joseph Nolan performs on the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ of L’église de la Madeleine in Paris, an instrument which has been played by former chief organists including Camille Saint-Säens and Gabriel Fauré. Widor's two symphonies featured here were genre-defining in their influence and helped popularize the organ symphony.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

Recorded at L’église de la Madeleine, Paris, from 18th to 24th May 2011 Producer: Adrian Peacock Recording Engineer & Editor: Andrew Mellor Cover Image: Shutterstock Design and Artwork: Woven Design
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-11.31
-19.57 to -0.40
-30.07
-35.68 to -22.87
11
6 to 15
1
I. Prélude – Andante
-11.09-29.4811
2
II. Allegretto
-16.78-34.169
3
III. Intermezzo – Allegro
-10.75-28.8510
4
IV. Adagio
-15.18-33.1611
5
V. Marche pontificale
-0.40-22.8715
6
VI. Méditation
-19.57-35.079
7
VII. Finale – Allegro
-2.33-23.5912
8
I. Praeludium circulare – Andantino
-12.94-28.9910
9
II. Pastorale – Moderato
-15.52-35.6812
10
III. Andante
-15.45-34.0811
11
IV. Salve Regina – Allegro
-9.40-29.5111
12
V. Scherzo – Allegro
-9.63-29.3712
13
VI. Adagio – Andante
-16.97-31.886
14
VII. Finale – Allegro
-2.38-24.3013

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