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The Last Century

tue 27 feb 2018 20:00 
Composer: Jeanne Demessieux

Jeanne Demessieux (2) – in this Last Century another episode of De Langste Adem (The Longest Breath). Contemporary music for the wind instrument with the longest breath of all: the organ.


Jeanne Demessieux


In June last year The Longest Breath was about the French organ player and composer Jeanne Demessieux. We promised to broadcast more of her in a later broadcast. We now fulfill this promise and return to the recitals of Stephen Tharp, who recorded almost the entire oeuvre of Demessieux.

We will hear Tharp in this broadcast about that tour de force. He doesn’t play this time the Stahlhut organ in the Luxemburg Dudelange, but the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Abbatiale St. Ouen in Rouen (Normandy).









 Méditations sur le Saint-Esprit, op.6, no.1-3, 1947

 Interview Stephen Tharp

 Triptique, op.7

 Jeanne Demessieux: Répons pour le temps de Pâques

Album: Jeanne Demessieux – Complete Organ Works (3) | Aeolus AE 10561 (2009)
Stephen Tharp behind the Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Saint Ouen in Rouen (F)


Cathedral of Rouen, not to be confused with the Abbey Church. The famous Cavaillé-Coll organ is in the Abbey Church.


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