Video — 1 videodisc (51 min., 27 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 p. ; 18 cm.).
Xavier Darasse about the organ of Sainte-Cécile at Albi
André Isoir plays Louis Marchand's Plein Jeu
Organ pieces by Louis Marchand
Jean-François Dandrieu : Noël
Daniel Birouste and Gilles Cantagrel about the organ building
The pipe-making process
The wooden parts of the organ
Dom Bédos de Celles
The Benedictine abbey in Weingarten
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme / by Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach's Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi)
A Christmas carol, In dulci jubilo
Bach : Prelude and Fugue in E minor.
Examines the organ in the first half of the eighteenth century--the Golden Age of organ music. Explores the French and German schools of organ building, and the works of Louis Marchand, Jean-François Dandrieu and Johann Sebastian Bach. Highly acclaimed organists Gustav Leonhardt and André Isoir perform the great masterpieces of this era, while experts explain the mastery of organ building.