These two volumes (BA 9229 BA 9230) continue the ambitious project to publish Vierne’s complete organ and piano works.
The famous collection of “ Pièces de Fantaisie ” comprising 24 fantasy pieces in four volumes ( Livres I-IV) has become internationally known. With their varying degrees of difficulty, the pieces are suitable for both professional organists as well as advanced pupils and students.
As there is neither a thematic link nor a unifying tonal scheme within the four books, the pieces are above all a diverse collection of individual works suitable for performance in a wide range of contexts.
- Evaluation of all available autograph manuscripts, first printed editions and previously unpublished letters
- Editorial clarification superseding the long-standing international correction lists
- Foreword in three languages (Fr/Eng/Ger), with detailed performance practice tips and Critical Commentary (Fr/Eng/Ger)
- Numerous illustrations and facsimile pages
Published by Baerenreiter.
'Bärenreiter is to be commended for making available such an impressive achievement; organists have every reason to believe that the remaining volumes will continue these high standards.'
~ The American Organist, June 2009