℗ 2015 Decca Music Group Limited under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc
Released October 1, 2015
Duration 49m 06s
Record Label Decca Music Group Ltd.
Genre Classical

Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol. 3: Franck (Remastered 2015)

Marcel Dupré

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Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op.17. 6 Pièces d’orgue, No. 2, in F-Sharp Major  
I. Andante serioso - Allegro non troppo e maestoso - Allegro non troppo
César Franck; Marcel Dupré
II. Andante - Allegro
César Franck; Marcel Dupré
III. Andante - Allegro non troppo e maestoso - Andantino serioso - Allegro non troppo e maestoso - Allegro - Beaucoup plus largement qu’à l’Allegro
César Franck; Marcel Dupré
Fantaisie en la majeur, FWV 35  
Trois Pièces, No. 1
César Franck; Marcel Dupré
Pastorale, Op.19. 6 Pièces d’orgue, No. 4, in E Major  
Andantino - Quasi allegretto
César Franck; Marcel Dupré
Digital Booklet
Organist and composer Marcel Dupré devotes this third volume of his acclaimed five-album Saint-Sulpice series to the music of César Auguste Franck. Dupré produced the series under the Mercury Living Presence banner, recorded in Paris over a nine day period in July 1959. Requiring shipment of an equipment-filled truck from the US, the sessions began at about 9 p.m. each evening and lasted into the early hours, a tiring experience for the 73 year old Dupré, whose hands progressively stiffened on the heavy key action of the great St. Sulpice organ. The series proved to be a massive success when first released and these albums have remained popular for more than five decades.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca/London Studio Masters

This title is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range by the technology available at the time of its original creation, and is offered as a high-quality documentation of a historical release. These works by César Franck were recorded between July 5 and 7, 1959, at the gallery organ of the church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, on 3-track half-inch tape, using three Schoeps M201 omni-directional condenser microphones. They were originally released as SR90228. Recording Supervisor: Wilma Cozart Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine Producer: Harold Lawrence Chief Engineer: Robert Eberenz Analog to digital transfer by John K. Chester, from first-generation 3-track master tapes Plangent Process and Audio Restoration by Jamie Howarth 3- to 2-channel Conversion and Mastering for Compact Disc by Thomas Fine Remastering ℗ 2015 Decca Music Group Limited Cover Photo: Interior of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, by Frank Horvat, Magnum Booklet Back: The organ at Saint-Sulpice Photo: From the collection of Bruno Chaumet Reissue Producer: Raymond McGill Consulting Engineer: Thomas Fine The Reissue Producer, Consulting Engineer and the AAAMD wish to thank Barry Holden and Paul Moseley for their support in bringing this project to fruition. Art Direction & Design: WLP Ltd
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-5.91 to -1.00
-23.80 to -19.50
10 to 13
I. Andante serioso - Allegro non troppo e maestoso - Allegro non troppo
II. Andante - Allegro
III. Andante - Allegro non troppo e maestoso - Andantino serioso - Allegro non troppo e maestoso - Allegro - Beaucoup plus largement qu’à l’Allegro
Trois Pièces, No. 1
Andantino - Quasi allegretto

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