Franck, César: Complete Organ Works Vol. 3 - Hans-Eberhard Ross
Audite 91.520 (2 discs)
Classical - Instrumental
César Franck: Pieces pour Orgue ou Harmonium, 3 Chorals pour Grand Orgue
Hans-Eberhard Ross (organ)
This double SACD is the third and concluding part of a series of 3 double SACDs which together present César Franck’s complete organ works for the first time. This complete edition naturally includes the 12 major well-known works of this composer. In addition to these, alongside many smaller treasures of the repertoire it contains at least 40 minutes of first recordings: Two organ works discovered during the 1970s and 1980s are totally new to the recording medium, as are the works for harmonium in their entirety in their versions for organ.
Besides these aspects of completeness, the present complete production is marked by the special sound of the Goll Organ. Its warm, soft sound, resulting from widely constructed pipes, creates an unobtrusive power and fullness; the essence of the French Cavaillé Organs has been preserved and further developed in this instrument.