Friday, November 10, 2017

Daquin, Louis-Claude. (1694-1772) Nouveau Livre de Noëls. TOP-RECOMMENDATION.

New acquisition.
Date of purchase: November 2017.
First listen: 10-11-2017.
Second listen: 3-4-2018.
Label: Brilliant.
Recording dates: July 2017.
Venue: l'abbaye de Gellone à St. Guilhem-le Désert, (Hérault) France.
Sound engineer: ?
Time: 71:01.
State of the art recording.

Works on this CD:
See heading.

Instrument used:
Jean-Pierre Cavaillé, 1782-1789.
Positif dorsal pipework installed by Alain Sals in 1984.
Tempérament mésotonique a 6 tierces justus d'après Dom Bedos.
Pitch: a'415 Hz environ.
Three manuals and French style pedalboard.

Restoration: Alain Sals, 2000.
Maintained since 2010 and renovated in 2014 by Michel Formentelli.

Performed by:
Adriano Falcioni.

I love the organ, it's one of my favourites. And then to have a State of the Art sound, plus a fabulous organist. I can safely say that I never heard a better performance of Daquin's "Livre de Noëls. Falcioni is in his element on this organ, and gets at such a height in creating a beautiful sound full of colours most exquisite, that I could play this the whole day without getting tired listening. And this organ, it has definitely a great WOW factor.
Recommended without reserve.

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