Maurice Durufle


 

Maurice Duruflé

1902-86

Click to read about Maurice Duruflé in Wikipedia  [BNQ]   [CML]

Click to read about Maurice Duruflé in Bach-Cantatas.com.

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Maurice Duruflé in 2002, Pipedreams of Minnesota Public Radio dedicated a full programme to the work of Maurice Duruflé  and his performance.  The individual selections are scattered below throughout this page.  To listen to the entire programme, click here and then click on "Listen to the Program."

 

To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Scherzo, Op. 2, performed by Todd Wilson on the 1978 Schudi organ of Church of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Dallas, TX., click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 3:30 (3 minutes and 30 seconds).

 

To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Variations on "Veni Creator," Op. 4, performed by Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier on the 1997 Kilgen/Wicks organ of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 22:37 (22 minutes and 37 seconds).

 

To hear Maurice Duruflé, Prélude in e-flat, from Suite, Op. 5, performed by Maurice Duruflé himself on the 1956 Gonzales organ of Soissons Cathedral, France, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 11:17 (11 minutes and 17 seconds). 

 

 

To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Prelude and Fugue on the Name "Alain", Op. 7, performed by Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier on the 1989 van den Heuvel organ of the Church of St. Eustache, Paris, click here, then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide to 1:12:10 (1 hour, 12 minutes and 10 seconds). 

 

To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Kyrie and Gloria from Missa "Cum Jubilo," Op. 11, performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich conducting and Frederick Swann at the 1969 Schlicker organ of the 1st Congregational Church, Los Angeles: for the Kyrie, click here  then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide it to 55:26 (55 minutes and 26 seconds); for the Gloria, hold button and slide it to 1:00:34 (1 hour and 34 seconds).

 

King's College Choir 

Click to listen to Duruflé, Ubi Caritas, performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

  

To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Fugue sur le Carillon de Soissons, Op. 12, performed by Todd Wilson on the 1978 Schudi organ of Church of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Dallas, TX., click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 3:45 (3 minutes and 45 seconds).

Click to hear Madame Marie-Madeleine Durufle tells the story of her husband Maurice's 'fugue' (in conversation with Michael Barone, and simultaneous translation assistance by Dennis Keene; recorded in NYC in 1989).

 

To listen to Maurice Duruflé, Hommage a Jean Gallon, performed by Pierre Pincemaille on the 1981 Oberlinger organ of St. Joseph's Church, Bonn-Beuel, Germany, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 1:08:10 (1 hour, 8 minutes and 10 seconds). 

 

Performances by Maurice Duruflé

To listen to Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude in a, S. 543, performed by Maurice Duruflé on the 1956 Gonzales organ of Soissons Cathedral, France, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 29:57 (29 minutes and 57 seconds). 

To listen to J.S. Bach, Fugue in A, S. 536, performed by Maurice Duruflé on the 1956 Gonzales organ of Soissons Cathedral, France, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 34:10 (34 minutes and 10 seconds).

To listen to George Frideric Handel, Concerto in A, Op. 7, no. 2 (1st movement, with interpolated cadenza) performed by Maurice Duruflé on the 1956 Aeolian-Skinner organ of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, NYC, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 41:20 (41 minutes and 20 seconds).

To listen to Charles Tournemire (trans. Duruflé), Petite Rhapsodie performed by Maurice Duruflé on the 1997 Kilgen/Wicks organ of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, click here then click on "Listen to the Program, then hold button and slide it to 48:50 (48 minutes and 50 seconds).