Cindy Castillo – Jongen Sonata eroica. Pieces pour orgue (2021) [FLAC 24bit/176,4kHz]

Cindy Castillo – Jongen Sonata eroica. Pieces pour orgue (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/176,4kHz | Time – 01:08:46 minutes | 2,04 GB | Genre: Classical
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This recording, made in December 2020, is a unique witness of the organ of the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Inaugurated in 1930, this instrument designed by the postman Joseph Stevens after a drawing by Victor Horta, resonated for about thirty years before falling into a deep silence for about fifty years. Initiated in 1988, the restoration of the instrument represented a long and complex work. Finally, it was in 2017 that this monumental instrument was inaugurated. Today, the threat of silence again hangs over the organ, collateral victim of the water spilled on the roof fire of the Palais des Beaux-Arts on January 18, 2021. While the recording of this record was intended to provide a breath of fresh air in a period of musical activity deprived of the invigorating presence of the public, the program of the inauguration of the Stevens organ in 1930 now resonates even more intensely. Under the fingers of Cindy Castillo, Joseph Jongen’s Sonata eroica takes on symbolic value, inviting us to hope and enjoy a timeless victory anthem.

01. Cindy Castillo – Toccata, Op. 104
02. Cindy Castillo – Deux pi`eces, Op. 53: No. 2, Menuet – Scherzo
03. Cindy Castillo – Deux pi`eces, Op. 53: No. 1, Chant de May
04. Cindy Castillo – Petit pr’elude, W319
05. Cindy Castillo – Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Arr. for Organ Solo by Joseph Jongen)
06. Cindy Castillo – I. Cantabile
07. Cindy Castillo – II. Improvisation – Caprice
08. Cindy Castillo – III. Pri`ere
09. Cindy Castillo – IV. Choral
10. Cindy Castillo – Sonata Ero”ica, Op. 94