NOËL at Notre-Dame
by Rollin Smith. Louis Vierne (1870-1937), a student of Franck and Widor, was organist of Notre-Dame in Paris for 37 years, until his death at the console during a recital. He was Widor’s successor as the organ’s great symphonist. Vierne’s autobiography, Mes Souvenirs, is here translated to English, profusely illustrated and extensively annotated. This first major study of Vierne includes chapters on his American tour, recordings, reminiscences of his contemporaries, the organ symphonies, textual corrections of scores, and a thematic catalog of the organ works.
804 pages, 175+ illustrations, softbound.