• Orgue de Caen St-Etienne

    Presentation by Alain Bouvet

    Presentation of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Saint Etienne Abbey (Caen, France).

  • Orgue de Lyon Saint-François-de Sales

    Diego Innocenzi performs the Offertory in E flat by César Franck on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of Saint-François-de-Sales in Lyon.

  • Orgue de Saint-Dizier

    Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Church of Notre Dame, Saint Dizier, France (1862).

  • Orgue Toulouse – Saint-Sernin

    J.-B. Dupont interprets Fantasie and fugue on B-A-C-H by Franz Liszt

  • Vidéo pédagogique 1

    The wind system at Cavaillé-Coll

    This initial video of a series of three explaining the main technical and practical aspects of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll’s organs, is dedicated to the wind system he developed from the start of his career.

    The introduction recalls the musical context in which he worked. Then, are described the innovations in the feeding of the innumerable pipes of his instruments; musical examples illustrate the consequences for composition and execution, the first stage in the evolution of the symphonic organ…

  • Vidéo pédagogique 2A

    Mechanical innovations of Cavaillé-Coll, 1st part

    Following Video 1 devoted to the innovations adopted by Cavaillé-Coll in the wind system and their musical repercussions, this second document describes the new mechanisms introduced by the maker in his instruments. The result is better ergonomics and musical possibilities that now put the organ at the height of the symphonic aesthetics of its time.

    To the schematic and visual explanations of the mechanisms are added several musical demonstrations drawn from the repertoire, showing among other things what distinguishes the French organ from its foreign contemporaries…

    For technical reasons, this video is presented in two parts, 2A and 2B.

  • Vidéo pédagogique 2B

    Mechanical innovations of Cavaillé-Coll, 2nd part

    The continuation and end of Video 2: elements of the symphonic crescendo.