Leon Boëllmann’s Suite gothique | Music Mondays

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Today’s Music Monday features a staple of the organ repertoire: Leon Boëllmann’s (1862-1897) organ blockbuster Suite gothique (1895). Although, Boëllmann’s promising career was cut short by tuberculosis at age 35, he managed to amass a catalog of more than 150 compositions before his untimely death. Boëllmann’s best known work by far is this piece, the four-movement Suite Gothique; especially the final toccata, with its menacing pedal theme, which has long been a staple of concert programs.

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