Click to enlargeDaniel Roth plays the Cavaille-Coll at Saint-Ouen in Rouen, France

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Daniel Roth known for his excellent interpretations of the French Romantic Literature and extraordinary improvisations recorded one of Cavaille-Colls masterpieces for a new JAV Recordings release (JAV 165) on the organ in the church of Saint-Ouen in Rouen, France. The program is varied with works by Guilmant, Boulanger, Vierne, Alain, Messiaen and one of Roth's compositions based on the Magnificat. The recording was made in Surround Sound and will play on either a regular CD player or an SACD player. The recording was made for JAV by the noted recording engineer Christoph Frommen. The SACD layer has a special bonus narrated tour of the stops at Saint-Ouen. In this bonus section Daniel Roth talks about different individual stops and groups of stops and then improvises on them.

Included in the 32 page booklet that accompanies the CD is an interview with Denis Lacorre, the organbuilder who cares for the instrument. Denis Lacorre discusses fascinating details about the history, design and care of the organ at Saint-Ouen. Numerous photos are included in the booklet along with excellent music notes by Stephen Tharp and an essay by Joe Vitacco on the week the JAV team spent in the medieval town of Rouen.

This disc will play on a standard CD player, but an SACD player is needed to hear it in Surround Sound and Daniel Roth's narrated tour. These CDs are considerablely more expensive to record, master and manufacture, this is the reason for the higher price. The audio results are out of this world.

Audio Samples
Nadia Boulanger: Prelude in F Minor (1912)
Nadia Boulanger: Petit Canon (1912)
Louis Vierne: Marche Episcopale
Louis Vierne: Allegretto, Op. 1
Jehan Alain: Variations sur Lucis Creator
Daniel Roth: from Livre d' Orgue pour le Magnificat: Quia respexit

Video of Daniel Roth at Saint-Ouen

Guilmant: Religious March on a theme of Handel, Op. 15
Boulanger: Prelude in F Minor (1912)
Boulanger: Petit Canon (1912)
Vierne: Marche Episcopale From Trois Improvisations (1928)
Vierne: Allegretto, Op. 1
Vierne: Communion, Op. 8
Vierne: From Pieces de Fantaisie: Troisieme Livre, Op. 54 Cathedrales
Vierne: From 24 Pieces en style libre, Op. 31 Scherzetto
Alain: Choral Dorien
Alain: Variations sur Lucis Creator
Messiaen: Apparition de l Eglise eternelle
Roth: From Livre d Orgue pour le Magnificat : Quia respexit
Roth: From Livre d Orgue pour le Magnificat : Deposuit

The Narrated Tour of the Stops at Saint-Ouen
on SACD layer will not play on a standard CD player

Improvisation on Alleluia
Improvisation on the Foundation stops
Improvisation on the Plein-jeu
Improvisation on the Cornets
Improvisation on the Strings
Improvisation on the Celestes
Improvisation on the Flutes Harmoniques
Improvisation on the Solo Reeds
Improvised Dialogue on the Big Reeds
Improvised Crescendo to the Tutti

165Price: $30.00Sale price: $18.95
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