4 Sep 2015

From Franck, to Tournemire, to Messiaen

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 4 September 2015
Charles Tournemire in 1910

Charles Tournemire in 1910 Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Charles Tournemire’s work is not well-known, but has a following amongst French organ enthusiasts, a group that includes Michael Stewart, Director of Music at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul.

Here he chats to Rick Young about the evolution of French organ music from Franck, to Tournemire, to Messiaen.

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