Louis Vierne: Pieces de fantaisie op. 51 & 54
Composed by Louis Vierne (1870-1937). Carus CD series: Music from the Frauenkirche Dresden. German title: Pieces de fantaisie 1&3 /Johannsen. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8325000).
Item Number: CA.8325000
Carus has continued the recording of the complete Works of Louis Vierne in the Frauenkirche Dresden with the first part of the 24 Pieces de fantaisie. Kay Johannsen performs the Suites op. 51 and 54 (1926-27) on the Kern organ in the Frauenkirche. The final movement of the Troisieme suite op. 54, "Carillon de Westminster," is by far the most well-known piece of this collection, and next to the finale of the 1ere Symphonie is surely the most famous of all Vierne's compositions. Kay Johannsen makes full use of all the sonoral possibilities of the French Kern Organ and skillfully combines his sensitive interpretation with the extraordinary acoustic of the Frauenkirche. This SACD offers all music lovers unlimited aural delights.