Louis Vierne (1870–1937) was a private student of César Franck and was appointed Titular Organist of Notre Dame de Paris in the year 1900. Numerous concert tours throughout Europe and the USA helped him achieve world renown. His circle of students included Marcel Dupré, whose own pupil, Thierry Escaich, has assisted with this edition.
Vierne’s compositions are masterpieces of organ music and form a central part of the instrument’s more demanding repertoire. Vierne brought the organ symphony as a genre to its peak and significantly influenced the development of organ-playing worldwide.
Based on the work’s first publication, Volume II presents the second of a total of six organ symphonies.
- Includes a comprehensive critical commentary (Fr/Eng/Ger)
- Foreword (Fr/Eng/Ger) with details on performance practice
- Numerous illustrations and facsimile pages