The Organ of Saint Sulpice, Paris


The Organ of Saint Sulpice, Paris, is widely considered to be a prime example of the pinnacle of 19th-Century French organ building. Joseph Nolan expertly demonstrates the full capabilities of this mighty organ with this programme of Romantic organ music, performing favourite works by Boëllmann, Elgar, Liszt and Thalben-Ball.

Joseph Nolan’s approach to Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique is monumental and impressive … [he] may have moved to Australia but his concert calendar and recordings like this help to keep us all in touch with a very fine performer – The Organ Magazine

These performances are full of spontaneity yet for all Nolan’s brilliance he allows the requirements of the composer always to take priority. The sympathy and expression that Nolan gives to this music and the assurance of his results will undoubtedly give this recital a special place amongst organ collectors – MusicWeb International

A brilliantly played Romantic recital on an oft-recorded organ … The Poema floats exquisitely and atmospherically – The Gramophone

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Joseph Nolan

RELEASE DATE: 29/06/2009
BARCODE: 635212016725

Suite Gothique, Op. 25

Leon Boellmann

1. Introduction – Chorale

2. Menuet Gothique

3. Priere a Notre-Dame

4. Toccata

Sonata No. 2 for organ, Op. 87a

Edward Elgar (transc. Atkins)

5. Introduction

6. Toccata

7. Fugue

8. Cadenza

9. Coda

Poema and Toccata Beorma

George Thalben-Ball

10. Poema

11. Toccata Beorma

Fantasie und Fuge uber den Chorale ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’

Franz Liszt

12. Fantasia (Moderato – Allegro – Tempo giusto – Vivace)

13. Adagio – Allegro decisio

14. Fuga (Allegretto con moto – Allegro con brio – Vivace molto – Piu mosso – Adagio)

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