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Promenades en Provence
(Audio CD)
Simon Nieminski

In this rare and unique recording, Simon Nieminski plays the entire volume of Promenades en Provence, by the French impressionist / modern organ music composer, and contemporary of Marcel Dupré, Eugène Reuchsel.  The Kilgen organ at the spacious Cathedral of St. Louis is the setting for this acclaimed CD.  Also on the program are two movements from Mr. Reuchsel’s Bouquet de France for organ.

Available only on CD.  In stock.

$10.99

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7112
Length: 76′ 07″
Tracks:  15
Organ: Kilgen
Venue: Cathedral of St. Louis, Missouri USA
Recorded: 05/10/2000
Released: 11/10/2000
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Simon Nieminski
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 8pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077711220

American Record Guide This is a splendid release. …There is plenty of variety here… The baby-faced photo of the performer belies a maturity of approach and technique. He lingers where needed and articulates clearly enough to avoid the muddiness so often encountered in reverberant spaces (about 6 seconds here). These are colorful tapestries cast in late 19th Century harmony with frequent touches of impressionism performed with taste and sensitivity. There is a lot of poetry here. – Metz

01 • Volume 3 • Promenades en Provence – Jour de fête aux Saintes-Maries de la Mer (Feast day at Saintes-Maries de la Mer) • Eugène Reuchsel • 4’19”
02 • Volume 3 • Promenades en Provence – Profil de la Porte d’Orange à Carpentras (Profile of the Arch of Orange at Carpentras) • Eugène Reuchsel • 3’51”
03 • Volume 3 • Promenades en Provence – Le Moulin d’Alphonse Daudet à Fontvieille (Alphonse Daudet’s windmill at Fontvieille) • Eugène Reuchsel • 7’59”
04 • Volume 3 • Promenades en Provence – La Chartreuse de Montrieux au crépuscule (The Carthusian monastery of Montrieux at twilight) • Eugène Reuchsel • 5’12”
05 • Volume 3 • Promenades en Provence – Visions à l’Abbaye de Sénanque • La Foi en Dieu •  La Joie en Die (Visions at the Abbey of Sénanque • Faith in God • Joy in God) • Eugène Reuchsel • 11’52”
06 • Douce Merveille (Noël Strasbourgeois de 1697) No. 6 from Bouquet de France • Eugène Reuchsel • 3’22”
07 • Volume 2 • Promenades en Provence – Le Cloître de Saint-Trophime à Arles (The Cloister of Saint-Trophime at Arles) • Eugène Reuchsel • 6’55”
08 • Volume 2 • Promenades en Provence – Petit Cimetière et Cyprès autour de la vieille église de Bormes-les-Mimosas (Little cemetery and Cypresses surrounding the ancient church at Bormes-les-Mimosas) • Eugène Reuchsel • 4’49”
09 • Volume 2 • Promenades en Provence – Voiles multicolores au port de Toulon (Multicoloured sails in the port of Toulon) • Eugène Reuchsel • 3’30”
10 • Volume 2 • Promenades en Provence – Les Cloches de Notre-Dame des Doms en Avignon (The Bells of Notre-Dame des Doms in Avignon) • Eugène Reuchsel • 4’33”
11 • Ma Mère m’envoie-t-au Marché (version de l’Ouest) No. 8 from Bouquet de France • Eugène Reuchsel • 1’18”
12 • Volume 1 • Promenades en Provence – Vieux Noëls Provençaux [Nuit de Noël à Saint-Tropez] (Old Carols of Provence [Christmas Night at Saint-Tropez]) • Eugène Reuchsel • 8’7″
13 • Volume 1 • Promenades en Provence – Les Grandes Orgues de la Basilique de Saint-Maximin (The Grand Organ in the Basilica of Saint-Maximin) • Eugène Reuchsel • 4’47”
14 • Volume 1 • Promenades en Provence – Tambourinaires sur la place des Vieux Salins (Drummers in the place des Vieux Salins) • Eugène Reuchsel • 1’54”
15 • Volume 1 • Promenades en Provence – Nuages ensoleillées sur le Cap Nègre (Sunlit clouds on Cap Nègre) • Eugène Reuchsel • 3’19”