Organist Jean Guillou: An Appreciation

January 12, 2022, 10:00 pm

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This week we offer an appreciation of French organist, composer, pedagogue and organ builder Jean Guillou, titular organist at L’Église St. Eustache in Paris for 52 years. We’ll explore his contribution to 17th- and 18th-century organ performance practice through his interpretations of Vivaldi, Bach, and more.

Recordings used in this program come from Classical WFMT’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library. This program will be available ON Demand for two weeks following the broadcast. Please visit WFMT.COM’s “Listen On Demand” page.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
Dorian DOR-90134

Johann Sebastian Bach-Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in d minor, BWV 596
Dorian DOR-90118

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
Dorian DOR-90151

Jean Guillou (1930-2019) -Vivaldi
Concerto in d minor
Dorian DOR-90118

Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
Récit de Tierce en taille
Dorian DOR-90134

Jean Guillou, organ