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Widor: Complete Organ Symphonies Series I


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Organ (ORG)
Artist: Charles-Marie Widor
Catalogue #: DP14416
ISBN: 9780486266916
This Item Earns 35 Musicroom Points

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Widely regarded as the culmination of French romanticism on the organ, Widor's symphonies include some of the most frequently performed and recorded works in the modern organ repertoire. Most of these "symphonies" - so called to emphasise the orchestral wealth of timbres offered by the new French organs - were written specifically to exploit the capacities of the modern Cavaille-Coll organ, especially the rich-toned five-keyboard instrument at St-Sulpice in Paris. Presented here in two inexpensive (this being the first), well-made volumes they offer a splendid resource for organists and all music lovers.



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Customer Rating These notes are the best of all. I love them.
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Customer Rating The Dover editions of Widor`s symphonies are certainly excellent value for money, though as a "reprinted" edition (presumably taken from the original, allegedly mistake-filled French editions) the quality of the imprint does leave something to be desired in places. Some of the movements are of only moderate difficulty, but some require a virtuosity which few will possess - the tempo markings particularly, may have to be taken with a pinch of salt! (This book contains the famous Toccata in F, with what is alleged to be the `original` ending.)
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Customer Rating Beautifully printed copies, well bound. But be aware that this edition is from 1887. The 1927 edition is the most accepted and used version and generally is the most musically coherent.
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Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 192 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications

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