Friday, March 01, 2013

Deuxieme Fantaisie (RIP Marie-Claire Alain)

Yet another great performer of classical music has been taken away from us, in the same week as conductor/pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch: Marie-Claire Alain, one of the best organ players of all time, passed away at the age of 86. I treasure her recordings of the organ works of her late brother Jehan Alain, who fell in WW2, in particular. Here she is with one of those, the second fantasy for organ. RIP Madame Alain.