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DUPRE, MARCEL The Mercury Living Presence Recordings. Decca 10cds

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Marcel Dupre

The Mercury Living Presence Recordings

  • CD1 FRANCK Pièce héroïque, M. 37 · 3 Chorales pour orgue - Recorded 1957, Saint Thomas Church, New York City*
  • CD2 WIDOR Organ Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42 No. 2, i. Allegro · Organ Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 13 No. 2, iv. Salve Regina [Revised version, 1901]
    DUPRÉ Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 7 No. 3 · Triptyque, Op. 51 – Recorded 1957, Saint Thomas Church, New York City (Dupré First Release on CD)*
  • CD3 J.S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 · Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 · Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548 – Recorded 1959, Saint-Sulpice, Paris*
  • CD4 DUPRÉ Cortège et litanie, Op. 19 No. 4 · Variations sur un Noël, Op. 20 · Sept Pièces, Op. 27, iv. Carillon, vii. Final in G Mino, Lamento, Op 24 - Recorded 1959, Saint-Sulpice, Paris*
  • CD5 FRANCK Grande Pièce symphonique, Op. 17 · Faintaisie en la majeur · Pastorale, Op. 19, No. 4; Andantino – Quasi allegretto - Recorded 1959, Saint-Sulpice, Paris*
  • CD6 J.S. BACH 6 Chorales, BWV 645-650 (“Schübler” Chorales) · Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 562 · Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572* - Recorded 1959, Saint-Sulpice, Paris*
  • CD7 DUPRÉ 3 Preludes and Fugues, Op 36*
    MESSIAEN Le Banquet céleste · Les Bergers (from La Nativité du Seigneur) - Recorded 1959, Saint-Sulpice, Paris*
  • CD8 J.S. BACH Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671 · Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’, BWV 662 · Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, BWV 680 · Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684 · In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 · O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross, BWV 622 · Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607 · Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 · Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 · Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668 - Recorded 1965, Saint Ouen, Rouen
  • CD9 DUPRÉ Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23 · Choral et Fugue Op. 57 · Hymne “Iste - confessor”, Op. 38 No. 2 · In dulci jubilo, Op. 28 · Toccata sur “Ave maris stella”, Op. 38 No. 11 - Recorded 1965, Saint Ouen, Rouen
  • CD10 SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (“Organ” Symphony) Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Paul Paray – Recorded 1957 at Ford Auditorium, Detroit

Newly-remastered by Mercury Living Presence specialists from the original tapes and available here for the first time in one 10CD set, we present The Complete ‘Mercury Living Presence’ Recordings of Marcel Dupré, as well as two albums originally released on Philips (France).

No fewer than five of these albums appear on CD for the first time, including recordings at Saint-Sulpice in Paris. This 10CD set presents the original album artwork, plus ALL the original English notes from the back of the original issue LPs. The comprehensive booklet in French and English also presents:
• the complete organ specifications from all the featured organs
• an explanation of the remastering process by supervisor Tom Fine
• extracts from Mme Dupré’s diary from Marcel Dupré’s 1957 tour to the USA

Dupré was a prolific performer and in his lifetime played 2178 recitals around the world including a series in which he played Bach’s complete organ works - from memory. He made huge contributions to the advancement of organ teaching and technique and wrote pieces that were too difficult for anyone other than him to perform until years later.

KEY POINTS
• The first time Marcel Dupré’s Mercury recordings have been available together in a set
• All Mercury Living Presence recordings remastered from the original tapes
• CDs recreate original LP content and reproduce original LP artwork
• 5 albums recorded at Saint-Sulpice in Paris appear on CD for the first time
• 2 albums recorded for Philips (France) in 1965 on the organ of the abbey church of Saint-Ouen, Rouen also included

PACKAGING & PRESENTATION
Boxed Set Booklet: Exceptional documentation includes:
• Organ Specifications presented for all featured organs.
• Introduction by Remastering Engineer and Supervisor Tom Fine.
• Introduction to Marcel Dupré by the Association des Amis de l’Art de Marcel Dupré.
• Reproduction in full of the 1000-word English essays from 8 of the original LPs.

• Extracts from Mme Dupré’s diary from her and Marcel Dupré’s trip to the USA in 1957
• All documentation in English and French.

Decca Classics 10cds 4788388

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