About the composer
Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) was born on February 13, 1921 in Montpellier, France. Her extraordinary talents were soon recognized and therefore the family moved to Paris so that Jeanne could take lessons at the Conservatory. Here she was awarded first prizes in harmony, piano, counterpoint and fugue, composition and organ.
Her performance in Paris, 1946, was regarded as an historic event in music history. She made tours all over Europe and the USA, where Virgil Thomson regarded as her the greatest organ player of the era. Jeanne Demessieux played the organ in the church St.Esprit until 1962 and thereafter in the La Madeleine church in Paris, where she recorded many great organ works, like the complete works of César Franck.
She died on November 11, 1968.
About the Stabat Mater
The Stabat Mater is part of the Twelve Choral Preludes, which Jeanne Demessieux based on plain chant themes. It is a Cantabile that tries to give an impression of the athmosphere at Golgotha.
No text is used.
As no text is used there is no reason for a colorbar.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Motette CD 11671: Jeanne Demessieux – Orgelwerke|
The CD is dedicated to the work of Demessieux and an other french composer of organ music. Recorded at La Madeleine church, Paris, in 1991. I bought this CD on the Internet, Gothic Records, 2001.
Michelle Leclerc, organ
Demessieux: Répons pour le Temps de Pâques + Andante + Te Deum
|Code:||2001 DEM 01|