Loreto Aramendi

CD “Transcriptions” at the Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ of Saint Ouen de Rouen

Transcriptions. Loreto Aramendi plays Camille Saint-Saëns, Sergei Rachmaninov, F. Liszt, J.S. Bach, Richard Wagner and Gabriel Fauré at the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1890) pipe organ of the Saint Ouen Abbaye of Rouen (France).

CD Orgue St Ouen - Loreto Aramendi

CD Orgue St Ouen – Loreto Aramendi

***** 5 stars – « Highly recommended [..] Never heard the Cavaillé-Coll of St Ouen handled so adeptly [..] Loreto Aramendi gets to the heart of all these pieces with effotless style and considerable flair [..] Louis Robilliard provides masterful arrangments of works including Rachmaninov’s L’île des morts and Fauré’s suite Pelléas et Mélisande ».

__Choir & Organ.

“A Version of reference” […] “Magic sound” […] “Orchestral magic” […] “Réussite portée à son paroxysme avec le poème symphonique de Rachmaninov” […] “Recital accrocheur et profondément abouti”.

__Review by in ResMusica – October 2017.

“Loreto Aramendi delivers a true masterpiece” [..] “Thanks to Aramendi’s fabulous and clearly pianistic trained playing technique, which takes every hurdle of the sometimes treacherously arranged transcriptions loose. On the other hand, in view of their finely applied agogics, which misses not the slightest dramaturgical detail.Thus, Liszt’s funérailles from the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1853) become a visionary event, Rachmaninoff’s famous piano prelude in c sharp minor receives unimaginable greatness and apocalyptic power.

__Review by Organ – Journal für die Orgel – December 2017.

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  • Double CD (1h30′) recorded during octuber 2016. Available from june 2017.
  • Book of 76 pages. Duration : 1h30′.
  • Notes on the music.
  • Tecnical descrption of the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ (1890).
  • Photos, stoplist of the pipe organ.
  • Texts in : English / Français / Deutsch / Spanish / Euskera.
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Camille Saint Saëns (1835-1921)
1 – Poème Symphonique “Danse macabre” Op.40 (1874). 9’00”
Transcription de Louis Robilliard

   Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
2 – Prélude en ut#Mineur (1892) 5’15”
Transcription de Louis Vierne

   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
3 – Sinfonía de la Cantate nº29 “Wir Danken Dir, Gott, Wir Danken Dir” 13’10”
Transcription de Alexandre Guilmant

   Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
4 – Funérailles – Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1849) 4’20”
Transcription de Louis Robilliard

   Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
5 – Choeur des pèlerins de “Tannhäuser” 6’50”
Transcription de Franz Liszt

   Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
6 – Saint François de Paule marchant sur les flots (1862/63) 11’20”
Transcription de Louis Robilliard

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Suite ”Pélléas et Mélisande” Op.80

Transcription de Louis Robilliard

1 – Prélude  5’30”
2 – Fileuse 3’15”
3 – Sicilienne 4’00”
4 – La mort de Mélisande 4’45”

   Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

5 – L’ile des Morts (1909) 22’00”
Transcription de Louis Robilliard