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Works by Albert Alain, Jacques Charpentier, Jean Langlais, Francis Poulenc, Warner Classics, 22 Cds, 2014

This collection of 22 Cds is a testament to Marie-Claire Alain ("The first Lady of the organ" ) vast wide-ranging recording legacy. It spans four centuries of French organ music (XVIIth to XXth centuries), ranging from Baroque to her brother Jehan Alain.

In disc n°18, she plays works by her father Albert Alain, Jacques Charpentier, Francis Poulenc (the organ concerto recorded on the French Radio organ) and Jean LANGLAIS' "Suite Médiévale" recorded in February 1955 at Sainte-Clotilde under the direction of the composer. Here is her recording time:

1/ Prelude - 2'38

2/ Tiento - 3'15

3/ Improvisation - 2'01

4/ Communion - 4'14

5/ Acclamations carolingiennes - 4'11

Total duration of Suite Médiévale : 16'19.

Editor : Erato/Warner Classics (Site web)