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CD: MDG 316 0402-2

Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Complete Organ Works Vol. 2

Symphonie No. 3 E minor / e-Moll op. 13, 3
Symphonie No. 4 F minor / f-Moll op. 13, 4

Ben van Oosten
Cavaillé-Coll Organ in Saint-François-de Sales, Lyon


„Ben van Oosten erweist sich als genialer Interpret. Eine bessere Einspielung der Orgelsinfonien ist mir nicht bekannt.” (Stadtstreicher)
„Wir hören einen feinsinnigen Interpreten mit stilsicherem Gefühl für Ausdruck, Registrierung und Gebrauch des Schwellwerks.” (Luister)

”On the heels of Ben van Oosten´s decisively played complete organ works of Louis Vierne, it takes no great imagination to recognize the same interpretive gifts put to an entire Charles-Marie Widor symphony collection. MDG contributes deep, full-toned reproduction of the 1880 organ which fortunately survives intact, restored, and well kept. A quiet, gentle, and retrospective look at emerging French organ Romanticism.” (Fanfare) ”Ben van Oosten needs no introduction as one of the most successful organ virtuosos of his generation. His awards for his recordings of Vierne and Guilmant speak for themselves. The BBC has proclaimed his Widor project definitive.” (K Int´l)


Further recordings / Weitere Einspielungen
Widor Vol. 1: MDG 316 0401-2
Widor Vol. 2: MDG 316 0402-2
Widor Vol. 3: MDG 316 0403-2
Widor Vol. 4: MDG 316 0404-2
Widor Vol. 5: MDG 316 0405-2
Widor Vol. 6: MDG 316 0406-2
Widor Vol. 7: MDG 316 0519-2