News updated on July 30th 2018

Publications

Published in 2018

News updated on June 30th 2017

Publications

Published in 2017

Substitutions, glissés, liaisons des octaves, doigtés par renversement, articulation des accords, notes répétées, staccato, ornements, expression.

Ainsi que René Vierne l'écrit dans l'avant-propos de la Méthode : « Cette méthode s'adresse aux personnes ayant déjà une certaine pratique du piano [...] et peut servir, sans aucune suppression ni adjonction, à l'étude des claviers manuels de l'orgue à tuyaux. »

News updated on June 23rd 2016

Concerts

October 9th 2016

orgue

October 9th, 2016, 16:00.
Organ Recital, Nanon Bertrand.

Chapelle de la Salpétrière — 47 boulevard de l'Hôpital — 75013 Paris.
Program: Dietrich Buxtehude, Alexis Chauvet, A.P.F. Boëly, Max Reger.

News updated on June 23rd 2016

Publications

In progress

Alexandre Pierre François Boëly

Œuvres complètes pour orgue
Volume VII
Les messes, les versets de messes

Œuvres complètes pour orgue
Volume VIII
Les hymnes, les antiennes, les proses

Canticles and motets for one voice and accompaniment, three voices with accompaniment of organ or pianoforte. Each canticle or motet in separate fascicle.

René Vierne

Œuvres pour orgue et orgue expressif
Volume VI
20 Préludes-excercices

Deux motets pour chœur à 4 voix mixtes SATB et orgue

News updated August 7th 2015

Concert

11 september 2015

concert Russie 2015

Nanon Bertrand, Organ Recital, September 11th, 2015, 20:00.
Lutheran Cathedral Peter and Paul — Starossadsky Pereoulok, 7/10 — Moscow 101000.
Metro: Lubjanka (lines 1 and 7) or Kitaj-Gorod (lines 6 and 7).
Program: Bruhns, Niedermeyer, Chauvet, Gigout, Boëly, Reger.

2014

In memoriam

René Vierne

In this year 2014 began the commemorations from the war of 1914-1918.

When war was declared, René Vierne left for the battle front on 8 August 1914. In spite of the ordeals of the war, his letters testify to the existence of intense musical activity. While at the front he had the use of a piano, composed and performed chamber and vocal works with his fellow soldiers. He often wrote to his brother but, following the death on active service on 12 November 1917 of his young nephew Jacques (Louis's son), René no longer felt the same warlike spirit which inspired all the soldiers who had left for the front. He felt bitter about these events which took away one of the members of his farnily.

The “little corporal”, “decorated with the War Cross (bronze star), of the seventh company of the 414th Infantry Regiment, number 3220, recruited by the 6th Bureau (Seine), died at Plateau de Branscourt (Marne) on 29 May 1918, died for his country!”

When the letters of René remain unknown to us, several letters of Lucien Durosoir (1878-1955, violinist), another musician of the front, speak about the soldier Vierne:

“[...] The concert in Noyon is postponed until Sunday 30 December. [...] On 23 [December] at Noyon there is a Christmas tree given by a Rothchild (sic) baroness who will be there with several people from the main bank in Noyon. [...] Mayer and I will be the violinists, and Cronet who is at Ham with the Engineers and who plays at the Opéra-Comique; Goupil from the Opera, who is in Noyon and makes a right hash of things — the word is quire appropriate. Then there is Broassard and someone else l don't know. The viola player is a comrade from the 6th Division, and Niverd plays the viola as well! Maréchal is the cellist as well as another player from Noyon, the double bass is played by Delmas and Fleury is the flautisr. Vierne is at the organ, the brother of the well-known organist, and the pianist is Magne.” Letter from Lucien Durosoir to his mother, 18 December 1917.

“I'’m going to Ham soon, by car of course, to fetch the music that Vierne brought during his leave...” Letter from L. Durosoir, 20 December 1917.

“We have heard about the death of the brother of Vierne, who was in the 26th Territorial Company. He was killed by an exploding shell, during the execution of a task in an active sector. I made his acquaintance at Ham, he was due to come to Noyon on 30 December to play the organ. The departure of his regiment meant that we had to invite Paray.” Letter from L.  Durosoir, 22 June 1918.

In 1918 Louis Vierne composed the poetic piano piece, Solitude, op 44, “to the memory of my brother René”.

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