History of the Organ, Vol. 3: The Golden Age

Overview

This program actually represents one installment in an extended documentary series about the history of the organ as a musical instrument. Volume Three covers the first half of the Eighteenth Century, known as the "Golden Age of Organ Music"; it highlights such subtopics as the French versus German schools of organ building, and the pivotal roles of such composers as Jean-Francois Dandrieu, Johann Sebastian Bach and Louis Marchand in making this renaissance happen. Two world-renowned organists, Andre Isoir and ...
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Overview

This program actually represents one installment in an extended documentary series about the history of the organ as a musical instrument. Volume Three covers the first half of the Eighteenth Century, known as the "Golden Age of Organ Music"; it highlights such subtopics as the French versus German schools of organ building, and the pivotal roles of such composers as Jean-Francois Dandrieu, Johann Sebastian Bach and Louis Marchand in making this renaissance happen. Two world-renowned organists, Andre Isoir and Gustav Leonhardt, turn up for performances of the seminal works from the said era, while others including Daniel Birouste and Xavier Darasse comment on the mechanics of constructing organs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • UPC: 807280215199
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,404

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gustav Leonhardt Participant
André Isior Participant
Xavier Darasse Participant
Daniel Birouste Participant
Gilles Cantagrel Participant
Technical Credits
Nat Lilenstein Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of the Organ, Vol. 3: The Golden Age
1. Introduction [3:31]
2. Xavier Darasse About the Organ of Sainte-Cécile At Albi [3:00]
3. André Isior Plays Louis Marchand's "Plein Jeu" [2:48]
4. Organ Pieces by Louis Marchand [7:45]
5. Jean-François Dandrieu: "Noël" [2:55]
6. Daniel Bisouste and Gilles Cantagrel About the Organ Building [3:44]
7. The Pipe-Making Process [2:25]
8. The Wooden Parts of the Organ [1:49]
9. Dom Dédos De Celles [2:06]
10. The Benedictine Abbey in Weingarten [1:53]
11. "Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme" by Johann Sebastian Bach [4:35]
12. Bach's "Concerto in A Minor" (After Vivaldi) [4:12]
13. A Christmas Carol: "In Dulci Jubilo" [2:14]
14. Bach: "Prelude and Fugue in E Minor" [7:27]
15. End Credits [:49]
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