Fauchard: Complete Organ Works

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Label: CPO
Catalog: 555506-2
Format: SACD

Flamme, Friedhelm

After many attempts to obtain the rights to all the scores, we now at long last are able to release Auguste Fauchard’s complete organ works in the congenial interpretation by Friedhelm Flamme. Fauchard was highly successful as a student in Paris, where Vincent d’Indy was his composition teacher and André Marchal and Louis Vierne were his organ teachers. Vierne doubtless had the greatest influence on Fauchard the composer. Four symphonies representing the highest compositional standards and the most demanding playing technique form the heart of Fauchard’s organ oeuvre, and in them we repeatedly catch glimpses of his model Vierne in matters of thematic design and compositional-technical details. This applies in very special measure to Fauchard’s harmonies, to which he nevertheless succeeds in lending a thoroughly individual coloration through amalgamation with modulations reminiscent of Sigfrid Karg-Elert. As a result, it may be claimed that Auguste Fauchard with his four symphonies once again made a very important contribution to the genre of the organ symphony.

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