Posts tagged ‘Priere à Notre Dame’

October 14, 2012

2012-10-14 Notes from the Bench

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James Gerber, Music Associate

“‘Toccata’ from ‘Suite Gothique'” by Léon Boëllmann

The French composer, teacher and music critic Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897) is mostly remembered for his organ works.  “Suite gothique” (1895) is his best-known, and most frequently performed composition, especially the concluding “Toccata” movement.  “Priere à Notre Dame,” played as prelude selection this month, is also from this suite.


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