CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): 3 Préludes et Fugues, Op. 99, Fantaisie, Op. 101, Cyprès, Op. 156a, Fantaisie No. 3, Op. 157, Marche religieuse, Op. 107, Bénédiction nuptiale, Op. 9, Fantaisie.
Catalogue Number: 07K046
Reference: CDA 67713
Description: Perhaps the most unknown portion of his œuvre, Saint-Saëns' organ music is hardly ever performed or recorded although the composer was the main link between the decadent period represented by Lefébure-Wély and the school which led through the Belgian Lemmens to Widor, Vierne and Dupré. This recital offers 78 minutes of music from early (the 1857 Fantaisie) to late (the 1919 Fantaisie No. 3 and Cyprès). Andrew-John Smith (organ of La Madeleine, Paris).