Wayne Fisher, Organist

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Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony No. 6, Finale

twaltonbaker ยท Wayne Fisher plays the Finale of Charles-Marie Widor's Symphony No. 6 for Organ

Wayne Fisher plays the Finale (Vivace) of Widor's Symphony No. 6 for Organ. Though the majestic fire of the French organ is wonderful indeed, it isn't always absolutely necessary, as demontrated by this sparkling performance. At its beginning Widor's 6th Symphony is stark and severe, but in this last movement it seems to rejoice, and with a surprising degree of abandon.

(Note that Fisher takes a big cut in the development of the quarter-note theme, corresponding to pp. 41 and 42 of the J. Hamelle score.)

This recording was made on a Schantz organ in Cincinnati, Ohio. The cassette tape does not identify the location, and the date is uncertain.

Wayne Fisher taught organ for many years at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and served as chairman of the organ department.