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


Track List

CD 1: Marcel Dupré - Franck Three Chorales

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 51:20

CD 2: Marcel Dupré: Widor & Dupré

Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937)
Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2

1.
9:08

Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.13 No.2 for Organ

2.
6:09

Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
Triptyque, op.51

3.
3:30

Prelude & Fugue in G Minor, Op.7 No.3

4.
3:22

Triptyque, op.51

5.
8:19

6.
2:18

7.
4:03

Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 36:49

CD 3: Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice, Vol.1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

1.
6:20

2.
6:52

Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

3.
3:27

4.
6:49

Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548

5.
7:42

6.
9:40

Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 40:50

CD 4: Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol.2

Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
Variations sur un noël

2.
0:58

Variations sur un noël

3.
1:04

Variations sur un noël

4.
0:45

Variations sur un noël

5.
1:17

Variations sur un noël

6.
0:43

Variations sur un noël

7.
0:54

Variations sur un noël

8.
1:10

Variations sur un noël

9.
0:48

Variations sur un noël

10.
1:48

Variations sur un noël

11.
0:50

Variations sur un noël

13.
5:31

14.
8:19

Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 38:20

CD 5: Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol.3

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op.17

Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op.17

Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op.17

5.
8:14

Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 49:06

CD 6: Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol.4

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 38:45

CD 7: Marcel Dupré At Saint-Sulpice Vol.5

Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, Op.36 No.1

Prelude & Fugue No.1 in E Minor

1.
5:50

2.
4:37

Prelude & Fugue in A Flat Major, Op.36 No.2

Prelude & Fugue No.2 in A Flat Major

3.
4:14

4.
5:42

Prelude & Fugue in C Major, Op.36 No.3

Prelude & Fugue No.3 in C Major

5.
4:19

6.
3:52

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
La Nativité du Seigneur

8.
5:40

Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 39:27

CD 8: Marcel Dupré plays Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 42:18

CD 9: Marcel Dupré - Symphonie-Passion

Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
Symphonie-Passion, Op.23

2.
8:11

3.
8:28

Marcel Dupré

Total Playing Time 44:41

CD 10: Marcel Dupré - Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, R. 176 - "Organ Symphony"

2.
9:17

Marcel Dupré, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Total Playing Time 34:12

. . . 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.