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a new Cochereau: 2 improvised symphonies


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  • 2 weeks later...

As soon as my credit card has stopped whimpering after its profligate use during the summer holiday, I hope to order these.

 

Let it whimper; you won't hear it when the chamades are brought on. Which they are. Frequently. <_<

 

More seriously, these are wonderful improvisations and different from others already on CD in that they are full length symphonies structured much as those by Vierne although, obviously, very different in content. The scherzando of the first is incredible; played on a Flute and resembling Free Jazz but with a signature Cochereau ending. The organ sounded, in 1978, as good as it ever was and arguably better than today.

 

I shall say no more so that I don't spoil anything for you except to paste a fragment of an email recently sent to me by Yvette Carbou...

 

Ps : My book “Témoignages” about Cochereau is going to be re-issued next year and there will be also an English version !

 

Yvette

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Let it whimper; you won't hear it when the chamades are brought on. Which they are. Frequently. :rolleyes:

 

More seriously, these are wonderful improvisations and different from others already on CD in that they are full length symphonies structured much as those by Vierne although, obviously, very different in content. The scherzando of the first is incredible; played on a Flute and resembling Free Jazz but with a signature Cochereau ending. The organ sounded, in 1978, as good as it ever was and arguably better than today.

 

I shall say no more so that I don't spoil anything for you except to paste a fragment of an email recently sent to me by Yvette Carbou...

 

Ps : My book “Témoignages” about Cochereau is going to be re-issued next year and there will be also an English version !

 

Yvette

 

That's good news, want one.

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That's good news, want one.

 

Unfortunately, after listening to this CD I have just received, I must confess my strong disappointment!

What is the reason why these 2 symphonies of the same form recorded at a 3 weeks interval (1978) have been chosen?

There are still treasures on the shelves of Carbou: the problem is that the selection must be made by a real musician as Pincemaille did for the previous one!

See: http://www.solstice-music.com/en/album-ref...rre-THE-LITURGY

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