Charles Tournemire

Complete Recordings: Paris 1930-1931

  • Tournemire's revelatory improvisations and interpretations link his master César Franck to Messiaen. A profound and volatile mystic, his avant-garde experimentation emerges from plainchant and modes. These rare discs document the only surviving sounds of the organ Franck played on for thirty-one years before it was rebuilt in 1933. In 2014 this CD was remastered for downloading.