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New improvisations

Olivier Penin and his team from the grand organ of Ste Clotilde are pleased to present their new videos recorded live during the early mass of June 12, 2021 at the grand organ of Basilica. The Improvised Communion highlights Olivier Penin's talents as an improviser and perfectly illustrates the depth of fund-playing, undulating and mutations. The Improvised Sortie highlights the improvising skills of Olivier Penin as well as the great Tutti. New videos July, 18, 2021 - The team of the great organ of Saint Clotilde is pleased to present its new video: Asturias by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). It is the best known piece of the Spanish composer, composed for the piano in 1886. More information… April, 19, 2021 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the choral "Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott" BWV 721 of J.S. Bach. More information… February, 19, 2021 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring « Cantabile FWV 36 Op. 16 » of César Franck. This work is part of the collection of "Three Pieces" and was completed in 1878. This set of works was designed for the new Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Trocadero Hall and was created by its author on the occasion of the organ's inauguration. January, 18, 2021 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the « Pièce héroique FWV 35 Op. 16 » de César Franck. This piece, which is perhaps the most famous in the collection of "Three Pieces", perfectly highlights the romantic craftsmanship of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, author of the great organ of Ste Clotilde. November, 20, 2020 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the Fantaisie en La FWV 35 Op. 16 of César Franck. This masterful work has three motifs. The beginning of the work plunges the listener into questioning and imploration. This is followed by a development in which the different motifs intersect before ending with serenity on a celestial miner. November, 1, 2020 - On the occasion of the solemnity of All Saints' Day and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Tournemire, the team of the Grand Organ of Sainte Clotilde is pleased to unveil its new video dedicated to the l’Offertoire de l’ Office de la Toussaint » opus 57 of Charles Tournemire (1870-1939). This Offertoire from Office 48 Festum Omnium Sanctorum is dedicated to Joseph Bonnet. Indeed, it was thanks to the encouragement of the organist of St Eustace that Tournemire began composing this gigantic corpus named "The Mystical Organ". Septembre 2020 - On the occasion of the new school year, Olivier Penin is happy to present his new video dedicated to the Fantaisie & Fugue en Si Bémol Mineur d’ Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly (1785-1858). It is performed on the Great Organ of the Basilica of Ste Clotilde in Paris. The most famous work of Boely is part of the tradition of Bach's great preludes and foreshadows the great symphonic pieces of Franck, Guilmant and Gigout. The Fantasy drips with brilliant broken arpeggios, alternated with chords, while the Fugue states a subject that is reminiscent of the B.A.C.H. motive. In this masterful work, the organist of St Germain l'Auxerrois clearly shows his parentage with JS. Bach whose music he never stopped having rediscovered in the Capital. May, 2020 - Release of new videos recorded at the Lutherian church of The Hague, the Netherlands (JHH Bätz, 1762) : Vater unser - Georg Böhm Sonate VI - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Organ talk Olivier Penin and Alexandra Bartfeld talk about the instruments at Sainte-Clotilde, César Franck and future projects of Olivier Penin (in English). See also l’entretien avec Dr. Carol (2017).

A new video: Prière - César Franck

March, 30, 2020 - The team of the Great Organ of Ste Clotilde is happy to announce the release of a new video: « Prière » - César Franck, opus 20,5. This work was composed by Franck in 1860 and dedicated to François Benoist. It was written after the death of his mother in July of that year.

Masterclass 2020: June, 30 - July, 2 2020

For the seventh consecutive year, the organist of the Basilica, Olivier Penin, offers a course on the famous organ of the Basilica on which Franck was the first ‘organiste titulaire’. More information…. A new video: Te Deum - Tournemire

January, 22, 2020 - On this day of commemaration of the 150th birthday of Charles Tournemire, a

new video is released of his famous improvisation sur le Te Deum, transcribed by Maurice

Duruflé.

Commemoration du Jubilé de Charles Tournemire A week-end of commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the death and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) at Sainte-Clotilde, November, 8-9, 2019. Four concerts, a lecture and an exposition. More information…

A new video: Chaconne - J.S. Bach

A new video recorded at the Great Organ of trhe Basilia by Olivier Penin can be watched on YiouyTube: Bach’s chaconne for violon, adapted for organ by Henri Messerer.

Video Bach/Dupré Sinfonia BWV 29

More than 930.000 views!!
(Photo: B. Ruesch)

New improvisations

Olivier Penin and his team from the grand organ of Ste Clotilde are pleased to present their new videos recorded live during the early mass of June 12, 2021 at the grand organ of Basilica. The Improvised Communion highlights Olivier Penin's talents as an improviser and perfectly illustrates the depth of fund-playing, undulating and mutations. The Improvised Sortie highlights the improvising skills of Olivier Penin as well as the great Tutti. New videos July, 18, 2021 - The team of the great organ of Saint Clotilde is pleased to present its new video: Asturias by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). It is the best known piece of the Spanish composer, composed for the piano in 1886. More information… April, 19, 2021 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the choral "Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott" BWV 721 of J.S. Bach. More information… February, 19, 2021 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring « Cantabile FWV 36 Op. 16 » of César Franck. This work is part of the collection of "Three Pieces" and was completed in 1878. This set of works was designed for the new Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Trocadero Hall and was created by its author on the occasion of the organ's inauguration. January, 18, 2021 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the « Pièce héroique FWV 35 Op. 16 » de César Franck. This piece, which is perhaps the most famous in the collection of "Three Pieces", perfectly highlights the romantic craftsmanship of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, author of the great organ of Ste Clotilde. November, 20, 2020 - The team of the Great Organ of Sainte Clotilde is happy to announce a new video of Olivier Penin, featuring the Fantaisie en La FWV 35 Op. 16 of César Franck. This masterful work has three motifs. The beginning of the work plunges the listener into questioning and imploration. This is followed by a development in which the different motifs intersect before ending with serenity on a celestial miner. November, 1, 2020 - On the occasion of the solemnity of All Saints' Day and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Tournemire, the team of the Grand Organ of Sainte Clotilde is pleased to unveil its new video dedicated to the l’Offertoire de l’ Office de la Toussaint » opus 57 of Charles Tournemire (1870- 1939). This Offertoire from Office 48 Festum Omnium Sanctorum is dedicated to Joseph Bonnet. Indeed, it was thanks to the encouragement of the organist of St Eustace that Tournemire began composing this gigantic corpus named "The Mystical Organ". Septembre 2020 - On the occasion of the new school year, Olivier Penin is happy to present his new video dedicated to the Fantaisie & Fugue en Si Bémol Mineur d’ Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly (1785- 1858). It is performed on the Great Organ of the Basilica of Ste Clotilde in Paris. The most famous work of Boely is part of the tradition of Bach's great preludes and foreshadows the great symphonic pieces of Franck, Guilmant and Gigout. The Fantasy drips with brilliant broken arpeggios, alternated with chords, while the Fugue states a subject that is reminiscent of the B.A.C.H. motive. In this masterful work, the organist of St Germain l'Auxerrois clearly shows his parentage with JS. Bach whose music he never stopped having rediscovered in the Capital. May, 2020 - Release of new videos recorded at the Lutherian church of The Hague, the Netherlands (JHH Bätz, 1762) : Vater unser - Georg Böhm Sonate VI - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Organ talk Olivier Penin and Alexandra Bartfeld talk about the instruments at Sainte-Clotilde, César Franck and future projects of Olivier Penin (in English). See also l’entretien avec Dr. Carol (2017).

A new video: Prière - César Franck

March, 30, 2020 - The team of the Great Organ of Ste Clotilde is happy to announce the release of a new video: « Prière » - César Franck, opus 20,5. This work was composed by Franck in 1860 and dedicated to François Benoist. It was written after the death of his mother in July of that year.

Masterclass 2020: June, 30 - July, 2

2020

For the seventh consecutive year, the organist of the Basilica, Olivier Penin, offers a course on the famous organ of the Basilica on which Franck was the first ‘organiste titulaire’. More information…. A new video: Te Deum - Tournemire

January, 22, 2020 - On this day of

commemaration of the 150th birthday of

Charles Tournemire, a new video is released

of his famous improvisation sur le Te Deum,

transcribed by Maurice Duruflé.

Commemoration du Jubilé de Charles Tournemire A week-end of commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the death and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) at Sainte- Clotilde, November, 8-9, 2019. Four concerts, a lecture and an exposition. More information…

A new video: Chaconne - J.S. Bach

A new video recorded at the Great Organ of trhe Basilia by Olivier Penin can be watched on YiouyTube: Bach’s chaconne for violon, adapted for organ by Henri Messerer.

Video Bach/Dupré Sinfonia BWV 29

More than 930.000 views!!
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