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Format: CD
Label: NAXOS
Rel. Date: 09/25/2020
UPC: 747313421671

Le Bal
Artist: Warren Lee
Format: CD

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Charles-Marie Widor's ten organ symphonies sit at the heart of his extensive oeuvre. They reveal Widor's mastery of the form with their profundity, technical difficulty and sonorous color. Symphony No. 7, Op. 42, No. 3 inaugurated a new, orchestral approach to the genre and encompasses dreamlike sonorities, Chopinesque melancholy and majestic bravura. The Symphonie gothique, Op. 70 makes explicit reference to Gregorian chant, developing a kind of theological 'programme music' that is both austere and consolatory. Christian von Blohn graduated from the Musikakademie Saarbr├╝cken in1987 with a first-class degree in Church Music and also with a degree in Music Education, majoring in the organ. Since 1993, von Blohn has been deanery music director for the diocese of Speyer and currently provides musical supervision for the two St Ingbert parishes of St Hildegard and St Josef.