Two movements from one of Widor's best-loved Symphonies.
Performed by Thomas Gaynor at the organ of Auckland Town Hall
Charles-Marie Widor followed César Franck in building the tradition of the organ symphony, both being inspired by the organs built in the mid-19th Century by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.
Thomas Gaynor plays two movements from his Sixth symphony.
The third, an Intermezzo, which acts like a scherzo within the work, contrasts spiky arpeggios and chords in the outer sections with a lyrical middle section.
The fourth, an intimate Cantabile contains dialogues between various oboe, flute and trumpet colours.
Recorded in Auckland Town Hall, 19 August 2018
Producer, Engineer: Tim Dodd