Pipeworks' celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Louis Vierne's Birth
Thursday, October 8th, we mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Vierne, one of the most significant composers of organ music. Despite near complete blindness and a life beset by various misfortunes, he left a substantial body of compositions of high quality, and was for 37 years Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
Throughout the day Pipeworks will be streaming music by Vierne on our social media channels, mostly (though not exclusively) for organ. I am most grateful to all performers who have given of their time, talent and effort to compile recordings for this project, and I am delighted to have so many diverse performances from players all over Ireland and further afield and of all ages and stages - truly a celebration by the whole organ community of this most important day. We will hear a truly wide ranging selection of Vierne’s music, from whole symphonies and symphonic movements to the character pieces of the Piéces de Fantasie and the perfect miniatures of the 24 Pièces en Style Libre.