Guest Hector5 Posted July 20, 2007 Share Posted July 20, 2007 A parcel dropped on my doorstep (or rather sploshed) containing volume 3 of Notes personnelles, played by Michel Chapuis on the Aubertin organ in Saint-Louis-en-l'ile, Paris. This is really wonderful stuff, both player and organ. The opening starts with shots of Aubertin's organ works, with happy workers listening to the radio, dogs bounding around etc. Chapuis's playing is superb, and you really get a a close up impression of the organ. All in all, quite fascinating - especially as Chapuis does not appear to worry about things like organ shoes, but plays in a tatty pair of deck shoes. Volume 2 is also quite something, and it gives you an idea of the French romantic organ, playing on a superb C-C at Poligny and also St Ouen, Rouen. For me his demonstration of the Poligny organ is a real eye-opener, showing off some of C-C's innovations. All the music on the CDs is improvised and of the highest standard - his Fugue-a-la-Guilmant being quite a show stopper. Volume 1 shows off the organs at Versailles, Chapelle royale and the organ at Souvigny. For those interested they can be got through Presto Classical. Wonderful stuff! Hector Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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