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Spectacular Improvisations

One of the things I love about the internet is serendipitous discovery. On Facebook, I saw that Manuel Rosales “friended” Jeanne Demessieux, an amazing organist and composer who passed in the sixties. I have some recordings of her imposing etudes Op.5 that are rarely heard.

While surfing for Demessieux recordings, I stumbled upon improvisations by Sophie Choplin:

That led me to a video of Philippe Lefebvre, one of the organists at Notre-Dame in Paris improvising a Recessional improvisation on what sounds like the Salve Regina chant.


Spectacular Improvisations

September 5, 2011 , , , , , , , , ,

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This was really fun watching Sophie Choplin. I couldn’t stop and watched the other videos too 😉

Hajo Dezelski

September 5, 2011

Yes- they are phenomenal! I think Choplin has come to LA before to play the “French Fry” organ in Disney Hall.


September 5, 2011

Only the microphone should have positioned a liitle bit further away from the console …

Hajo Dezelski

September 5, 2011

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