Jean-Pierre Leguay plays the Liszt work Introitus in Notre Dame, Paris. The piece was written in 1884 and was coupled with Trauerode. Francois Sabatier said that Liszt's works fall into two categories, the first is filled with spectacular works and the second has pieces that are reflective and more like plainsong, and Introitus certainly comes from the latter.
Jean-Pierre Legauy was born in Dijon in 1939 and studied with André Marchal, Gaston Litaize, Rolande Falcinelli & Olivier Messiaen. He has won serveal prizes for organ/piano improvisation, interpretation and composition. He was titulaire at Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris from 1961 until 1984 when he was nominated to be one of the four titulaire at Notre Dame.
This recording comes from the Euromuses label EURM 2014 'Franz Liszt Oeuvres pour orgue' recorded in 1993 not long after the major restoration. It certainly sounds epic on this CD, other works include the Prelude & Fugue on BACH, variations on Weinen, Klagen and Ad nos, and he plays them beautifully.
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|Date published||07 Oct 2008|