14 pieces from Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles Tournemire, Paul Le Flem, Guy Ropartz, Gaston Litaize, Jean Langlais as elegy of folk and singing from Brittany…
Brittany, its popular songs and hymns, have been a remarkable source of inspiration for many 20th century composers, some of them from Brittany, as well as Joseph-Guy Ropartz, Paul Le Flem, Jean Langlais, present in this album. For some others, it was the perception of a particular feeling, which was never founded in other country.
Jean Langlais recalls : “The Breton folklore, always modal and minor, has a melancholic character due in large part to the dramas that the sea caused among us …“. This provide the emotion and the intensity that go through all the works of this album, in the interpretation that Georges Delvallée proposes.
The Great Organ of the Saint-Servan Holy Cross Church in Saint-Malo built by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, as all those entirely by his hand, this great organ was already in 1885 unanimous among the first listeners who noted during its inauguration its luminosity and sound purity: “the delicacy of its games of detail, the roundness of its funds and the nobility of its reeds “. Restored in 1987 by Philippe Émeriau, it has retained all its splendor and authenticity emphasized by the interpretation of Georges Delvallée.
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