Pieces en style libre en deux livres, Livre II, Op. 31
by Louis Vierne
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Composed by Louis Vierne. Edited by Helga Schauerte-Maubouet. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Louis Vierne. Complete Organ Works VIII.2 | BARENREITER URTEXT. Performance score. Composed 1914. Opus 31. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09236. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09236).

ISBN 9790006535873. 30 x 23 cm inches.

Louis Vierne (1870-1937) studied privately with Csar Franck and was appointed titulaire organist at Notre-Dame (Paris) in 1900. Numerous concert tours throughout Europe and the USA made him world famous. In particular, Vierne raised the form of the organ symphony to a new height.

The two books of 24 ‘Pièces en style libre pour orgue ou harmonium’ (Livre I-II) are shorter and technically easier than the 24 ‘Pièces de fantaisie en quatre suites’.

These “miniatures”, more meditative in character, are equally suitable for organ teaching or concert use. 

Vierne’s six symphonies are stylistic highlights of the French organ symphony taking Csar Franck as their starting point. Vierne’s sixth and last Organ Symphony op. 59 was written in summer 1930.

In this work, his well-known chromatic style verged on the traditional major-minor tonality.

- Evaluation of all available autograph manuscripts, first printed editions and previously unpublished letters
- With a comprehensive critical commentary (Fr/Eng/Ger)
- Foreword (Fr/Eng/Ger) with detailed performance practice tips
- Numerous illustrations and facsimile pages

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