The organ is practically an orchestra in itself. Thanks to its numerous stops, it is possible to create very different sound combinations and timbres – especially when such a virtuoso performer as Olivier Latry, titular organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, is at the console. In excerpts from operas by Richard Wagner in arrangements by Edwin Lemare and Charles-Marie Widor’s Fifth Organ Symphony, Olivier Latry introduces us to the full, symphonic tonal splendour of the instrument.
Olivier Latry organ
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture (arr. for organ by Edwin Lemare)
Rienzi: “Allmächt’ger Vater, blick herab! ” (arr. for organ by Edwin Lemare)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude (arr. for organ by Edwin Lemare)
Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, op. 42 No. 1