James Diaz (1st Prize Winner, Dallas International Organ Competition)
Lay Family Concert Organ C.B. Fisk Opus
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
Celebrate with Delos the exciting debut recording from the Dallas International Organ Competition, Winner James Diaz. Diaz’s 2000 winning performance joins his Gold Medal from the 1994 Calgary International Organ Festival Competition and his First Prize award from the 1994 Fort Wayne Organ Competition. With an active recital schedule that takes him throughout Europe and North America, Mr. Diaz has also given World Premiere performances of Schwantner’s September Canticle with the Dallas Symphony in 2002 and Concerto for Organ and Orchestra by Gunther Schuller with the Calgary Philharmonic. Mr. Diaz’s debut recording embraces the Baroque of J.S. Bach and Johann Reincken as well as the contemporary compositions of John Cook and Jean Langlais. This special recording offers a special French flavor with works by Dupre, Franck and Vierne.
John Cook: FanfareJohann Adam Reincken:Fugue in G MinorJohann SebastianBach: Concerto after Vivaldi in D Minor, BWV 596; Passacaglia, BWV 582 Marcel Dupre: Suite Bretonne, Op. 21, II. Fileuse; Second Symphony, I. Preludio Jean Langlais: Suite Francaise (1949), VI. Arabesque sur les flutes Louis Vierne: Third Symphony, IV. Adagio Caesar Franck: Final, Op. 21