BACH – SCARLATTI – MORANDI – GUY BOVET & VIVIANE LORIAUT, THE ORGANS OF DOMBRESSON AND ST. MARTIN
Guy Bovet Viviane & Loriaut, the Organs of Dombresson and St. Martin
CD 1 :
Dombresson Organ : Alessandro SCARLATTI : Toccata No. 11 in A Major – Domenico SCARLATTI : Keyboard Sonata in D Major, Kk. 287 – Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Kk. 328 – Keyboard Sonata in D Major, Kk. 255 – Antonio VIVALDI / Johann Sebastian BACH : Organ Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 – Giovanni MORANDI : Introduzione, Tema, e Variazioni, Op. 11 (For Organ 4 Hands) – Padre Davide DA BERGAMO : 4 Divertimenti for 4 Hands – Antonio DIANA : Elevazione in F Minor – Polonese in D Major.
CD 2 :
Saint-Martin Organ : Johann Sebastian BACH : Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 547 – Anonymous : Le Boléro du Divin Mozart – Guy BOVET : Pour montrer un orgue – Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART : Andante in F Major pour orgue mécanique, K. 616 – Alexandre Pierre François BOËLY : 12 pièces pour orgue, Op. 18, No. 6: I. Fantaisie – II. Fugue – Johannes BRAHMS : 11 Chorales Preludes, Op. 122: No. 5 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele – Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY : The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Danse des mirlitons – Danse de la fée – César CUI : 25 Preludes Op. 64: Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, Larghetto – Johann Sebastian BACH : Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 532.
The Val-de-Ruz project
The idea of this project came from Jean-Philippe Schenk, the president of the concert society which organizes organ recitals in the Val-de-Ruz, a valley near Neuchâtel, Switzerland, on the organs of the churches of Dombresson and Saint-Martin.
These two organs, which are extremely different one from another, have been built by the Manufacture d’orgues de Saint-Martin, founded by the famous organ builder Joseph Neidhart and operated since almost 50 years by Alain Aeschlimann and Jacques-André Jeanneret.
Our CD’s want to be a tribute of the entire region to these two artists, and the performer has joined the project with enthusiasm and admiration.
The Manufacture de Saint-Martin has built instruments which made our country well-known in the entire world through their musical beauty, the unequalled elegance of their action and the quality of their construction. With friendship, competence and modesty, they have participated in numerous cultural projects whose financing was not always certain, showing with their example that the artistic importance of a project is much more essential than the well-being of those who work at it.
With great thankfulness, I have taken part in this tribute, and congratulate all those who, in a way or another, have cooperated with the project.