MARCEL DUPRÉ - MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE RECORDINGS

MARCEL DUPRÉ
THE MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE RECORDINGS

Remastered Edition
Int. Release 18 Sep. 2015
10 CDs
0289 478 8388 3 10 CDs

. . . compiled with tremendous care by Decca . . . the 80-year-old Dupré turns in a performance of his own "Symphonie-Passion", composed almost 40 years earlier, of a still-staggering dexterity and "élan vital". He dares tempi quicker than organists half his age, inflamed by the force of personality peculiar to a virtuoso composer-creator . . . Dupré's Bach represents another world . . . The style is certain, passed down like tablets of stone from teacher to pupil, the baseline rhythm less so, the feel for the melodic line unequivocal . . . [the widest palette of colours emerges through his] determination to terrace layers of melody and counterpoint with absolute clarity . . . Dupré's charisma is irresistible here, in two movements of his teacher Widor and the major works of his "grand-teacher" Franck . . . the Bourdon of Saint-Sulpice lends properly Wagnerian muscle to the "Grand pièce symphonique", the conclusion of which becomes a showcase for Dupré's phenomenal pedal technique. The packaging deserves more than a word: it is a model of its kind . . . music lovers of all stripes and, yes, even organists should find in this set much to enthral and instruct them.

A gem of a box-set . . . beautifully atmospheric . . .

The new Mercury/Dupré box set is a listening joy and helps ensure the preservation in high fidelity of these landmark recordings . . . organ bliss . . . one of the world's greatest organists playing one of the finest organs in the world . . . this is a very worthwhile set to add to one's collection.

Tracklist

    1. CD 1
      1. César Franck (1822 - 1890)
      2. 1.
        Pièce héroïque
        8:17
      3. 2.
        Chorale No.1 in E major
        15:54
      4. 3.
        Chorale No.2 in B minor
        13:39
      5. 4.
        Chorale No.3 in A minor
        13:30
        Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:51:20
    1. CD 2
      1. Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937)
        Symphony No.6 in G minor, Op.42 No.2 for Organ
        1. 1.
          1. Allegro
          9:08
      2. Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.13 No.2 for Organ
        1. 2.
          4. Salve regina
          6:09
      3. Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
        Triptyque, op.51
        1. 3.
          Prelude
          3:30
      4. Prelude & Fugue in G Minor, Op.7 No.3
        1. 4.
          Fugue
          3:22
      5. Triptyque, op.51
        1. 5.
          1. Chaconne
          8:19
        2. 6.
          2. Musette
          2:18
        3. 7.
          3. Dithyrambe
          4:03
          Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:36:49
    1. CD 3
      1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
        Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
        1. 1.
          Prelude
          6:20
        2. 2.
          Fugue
          6:52
      2. Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
        1. 3.
          1. Prelude
          3:27
        2. 4.
          2. Fugue
          6:49
      3. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
        1. 5.
          1. Prelude
          7:42
        2. 6.
          2. Fugue
          9:40
          Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:40:50
    1. CD 4
      1. Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
      2. 1.
        Cortège et Litanie
        6:09
      3. Variations sur un noël
        1. 2.
          Thème
          0:58
        2. 3.
          1. Larghetto
          1:04
        3. 4.
          2. Poco animato
          0:45
        4. 5.
          3. Cantabile
          1:17
        5. 6.
          4. Vif
          0:43
        6. 7.
          5. Vivace
          0:54
        7. 8.
          6. Plus moderé
          1:10
        8. 9.
          7. Vivace
          0:48
        9. 10.
          8. Cantabile
          1:48
        10. 11.
          9. Animé
          0:50
        11. 12.
          Fugato (Non troppo vivace)
          3:15
      4. 13.
        Carillon
        5:31
      5. 14.
        Lamento
        8:19
      6. 15.
        Finale in G Minor
        4:49
        Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:38:20
    1. CD 5
      1. César Franck (1822 - 1890)
        Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op.17
        1. 1.
          1. Andante serioso - Allegro non troppo e maestoso
          10:42
        2. 2.
          2. Andante - Allegro -
          6:09
        3. 3.
          3. Andante - Andante serioso - Allegro
          9:11
      2. 4.
        Fantasie in A Major
        14:50
      3. 5.
        Pastorale
        8:14
        Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:49:06
    1. CD 6
      1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
      2. 1.
        Schubler Choral Prelude: Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimmer
        3:29
      3. 2.
        Schubler Choral Prelude: Wo Soll Ich Fliehen Hin (Auf Meinen
        1:55
      4. 3.
        Schubler Choral Prelude: Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott Lasst Walte
        2:32
      5. 4.
        Schubler Choral Prelude: Meine Seele Erhebt Den Herren
        2:57
      6. 5.
        Schubler Choral Prelude: Ach Bleib Bei Uns Herr Jesu Christ
        3:05
      7. 6.
        Schubler Choral Prelude: Kommst Du Nun Jesu Vom Himmel Herun
        4:01
      8. 7.
        Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 562
        6:26
      9. 8.
        Fantasia In G Major, BWV 572
        14:20
        Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:38:45
    1. CD 7
      1. Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
        Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, Op.36 No.1
        1. 1.
          Prelude
          5:50
        2. 2.
          Fugue
          4:37
      2. Prelude & Fugue in A Flat Major, Op.36 No.2
        1. 3.
          Prelude
          4:14
        2. 4.
          Fugue
          5:42
      3. Prelude & Fugue in C Major, Op.36 No.3
        1. 5.
          Prelude
          4:19
        2. 6.
          Fugue
          3:52
      4. Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
      5. 7.
        Le Banquet Celeste
        5:13
      6. La Nativité du Seigneur
        1. 8.
          2. Les Bergers
          5:40
          Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:39:27
    1. CD 8
      1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
      2. 1.
        Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674
        4:46
      3. 2.
        Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 711
        6:19
      4. 3.
        Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 1098
        3:48
      5. 4.
        Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685
        4:27
      6. 5.
        In dir ist Freude (Fantasia), BWV 615
        2:56
      7. 6.
        O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde groß, BWV622
        5:46
      8. 7.
        Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV607
        2:41
      9. 8.
        Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 1101/598
        2:12
      10. 9.
        Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 ('Sleepers, awake')
        3:49
      11. 10.
        Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668
        5:34
        Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:42:18
    1. CD 9
      1. Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
        Symphonie-Passion, Op.23
        1. 1.
          1. Le Monde dans l'attente du Sauveur
          7:49
        2. 2.
          2. Nativité
          8:11
        3. 3.
          3. Crucifixion
          8:28
        4. 4.
          4. Résurrection
          6:17
      2. 5.
        Choral And Fugue Opus 57
        7:12
      3. 6.
        Hymne Iste Confessor
        2:49
      4. 7.
        Choral In Dulci Jubilo
        1:46
      5. 8.
        Toccata Sur Ave Maris Stella
        2:09
        Marcel Dupré
    Playing Time 00:44:41
    1. CD 10
      1. Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
        Symphony No.3 in C Minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony"
        1. 1.
          1a. Adagio - Allegro moderato -
          10:14
        2. 2.
          1b. Poco adagio
          9:17
        3. 3.
          2a. Allegro moderato - Presto - Allegro moderato
          6:29
        4. 4.
          2b. Maestoso - Più allegro - Molto allegro
          8:12
          Marcel Dupré, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray
    Playing Time 00:34:12