Most people are only aware of Marie Claire as the song writer of Celine Dions `Falling Into You', (or many many other tracks for such people as KD Lang, Enrique, Robert Miles, The Corrs, Belinda Carlisle etc), or for her only hit single `Rhythm is Magic' in the mid 90's. If you love either song, then you really should listen this album. She is an incredible song writer and performer, and the album is filled with stunning vocals, on brilliant pop and beautiful ballad tracks.
Known as the ‘First Lady of the organ’, Marie-Claire Alain was a strikingly mature, creative and intuitive artist. Spanning four centuries of music, from Baroque masterpieces by the likes of Couperin and Grigny, through cornerstones of the French organ repertoire by Widor, Vierne and Messiaen, to two discs of works by her brother Jehan, this collection is testament to her vast and impressively wide-ranging recording legacy.
"The grande dame of French organists, Marie-Claire Alain recorded the complete organ music of Bach not once, not twice, but three times. This collection is the third recording, made in the late '80s and early '90s, and recorded digitally by Erato. For this version, Alain had access to restored, historic organs, including some that Bach himself would have played…"