van Oosten: Vierne - 24 Pièces en style libre (3 CD, FLAC)
van Oosten: Vierne – 24 Pièces en style libre (3 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Louis Vierne
Performer: Ben van Oosten
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: MD&G
Size: 675 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc: 1
01. Messe Basse, Op.30: Entree
02. Messe Basse, Op.30: Introit
03. Messe Basse, Op.30: Offertoire
04. Messe Basse, Op.30: Elevation
05. Messe Basse, Op.30: Communion
06. Messe Basse, Op.30: Sortie
07. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Preambule
08. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Cortege
09. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Complainte
10. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Epitaphe
11. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Prld
12. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Canon
13. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Meditation
14. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Idylle Melancolique
15. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Madrigal
16. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Reverie
17. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Divert
18. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre I: Canzona

Disc: 2
01. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Legende
02. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Scherzetto
03. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Arabesque
04. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Chor
05. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Lied
06. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Marche Funebre
07. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Berceuse
08. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Pastorale
09. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Carillon
10. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Elegie
11. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Epithalame
12. 24 Pieces En Style Libre, Op.31: Livre II: Postlude
13. Early Works: Verset Fugue Sur ‘In Exitu Israel’
14. Early Works: Allegretto, Op.1
15. Early Works: Prld Funebre, Op.4
16. Early Works: Communion, Op.8
17. Early Works: Prld

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Disc: 3
01. Messe Basse Pour Les Defunts, Op.62: Prld
02. Messe Basse Pour Les Defunts, Op.62: Introit
03. Messe Basse Pour Les Defunts, Op.62: Offertoire
04. Messe Basse Pour Les Defunts, Op.62: Elevation
05. Messe Basse Pour Les Defunts, Op.62: Communion
06. Messe Basse Pour Les Defunts, Op.62: Defile
07. Trois Improvs: Marche Episcopale
08. Trois Improvs: Meditation
09. Trois Improvs: Cortege
10. Triptyque, Op.58: Matines
11. Triptyque, Op.58: Communion
12. Triptyque, Op.58: Stele Pour Un Enfant Defunt

I already have Ben van Osten’s recordings of the Vierne Symphonies which are superb, and this CD did not disappoint. He is a wonderful interpreter of Vierne. I play quite a few of the Pieces en Style Libre – they are by far the most approachable of Vierne’s music for the less gifted player, most of his music being in the virtuoso category!! It is great to have this excellent recording of these mostly shorter works. They are performed on a well preserved Cavaillé Coll instrument so the sound is totally authentic. Suitably it is a smaller instrument than that magnificent organ at St. Ouen, Rouen on which he recorded the larger works but the quality of the instrument shines through and there are some truly beautiful stops. The tutti for the louder works such as the Cortege and the Carillon de Longpont do not disappoint either!! I recommend this performance whole-heartedly

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