16 Mar 2019

WIDOR: Symphony No 6, 3rd and 4th movements

From Music Alive, 8:20 pm on 16 March 2019

Two movements from one of Widor's best-loved Symphonies.

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Performed by Thomas Gaynor at the organ of Auckland Town Hall

Charles-Marie Widor

Charles-Marie Widor Photo: Public Domain

Charles-Marie Widor followed César Franck in building the tradition of the organ symphony, both being inspired by the organs built in the mid-19th Century by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

Thomas Gaynor plays two movements from his Sixth symphony.

The third, an Intermezzo, which acts like a scherzo within the work, contrasts spiky arpeggios and chords in the outer sections with a lyrical middle section.

The fourth, an intimate Cantabile contains dialogues between various oboe, flute and trumpet colours.

Recorded in Auckland Town Hall, 19 August 2018
Producer, Engineer: Tim Dodd

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