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ARTIST
TITLE
Complete Recordings
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ARB 156CD ARB 156CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2008 release. Charles Tournemire's revelatory organ improvisations and interpretations link to his master César Franck and his pupil Olivier Messiaen. A profound and volatile mystic, his avant-garde experimentation emerges from plainchant and modes. These rare recordings document the only surviving sounds of the organ Franck played on for 31 years before it was rebuilt in 1933. Tournemire's performances of Franck's and his own music transport late 19th century French decadence into a mystical visionary realm.