History of the Organ, Vol. 4: The Modern Age

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This documentary traces how the organ developed into the musical instrument we know today. The filmmakers begin with the birth of the instrument in the 1800's, and showcase how the culture of countries like France and Switzerland slowly altered the organ over time. The program features performances by some of the most acclaimed organists of their day including Louis Robilliard and Marie-Claire Alain, as well as music from some of the composers who best understood the intricacies of the instrument including ...
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Overview

This documentary traces how the organ developed into the musical instrument we know today. The filmmakers begin with the birth of the instrument in the 1800's, and showcase how the culture of countries like France and Switzerland slowly altered the organ over time. The program features performances by some of the most acclaimed organists of their day including Louis Robilliard and Marie-Claire Alain, as well as music from some of the composers who best understood the intricacies of the instrument including Giuseppe Gherardeschi and Charles-Marie Widor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • UPC: 807280215397
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,150

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marie-Claire Alain Participant
Louis Robilliard Participant
René Saorgin Participant
Technical Credits
Nat Lilenstein Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of the Organ, Vol. 4: The Modern Age
1. Introduction [2:53]
2. Saorge: "The Valley of Organs" [1:41]
3. Playing a Military March [3:07]
4. The Organ-Builder Arstide Cavaillé-Coll [2:19]
5. The German Composer and Organist Max Reger [8:33]
6. Charles-Marie Widor: "Toccata" - Finale of the 5th Symphony [4:49]
7. The Composer César Franck [1:16]
8. "How an Organ Work Can Be Played" [3:33]
9. The Neoclassical Organ [5:56]
10. Jehan Alain: "Deuxième Fantaisie" [5:56]
11. Olivier Messiaen: Extract From "Nativité du Seigneur" [7:18]
12. Jehan Alain's "Litanies" [1:23]
13. Marie-Claire Alain Plays the Organ Piece "Litanies" [3:54]
14. End Credits [:48]
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