An American Masterpiece

The C. B. Fisk Organ, Greensboro, North Carolina

James Johnson, organist


Recording Engineer: E. Brad Meyer
Design: The Philidor Company, Boston
Cover photograph: Robert Cornell
Total playing time: 77:05


Contents

  • Jean Adam Guilain: Tierce en Taille
  • J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 4
  • César Franck: Trois Pièces
  • Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony No. 5 - Allegro vivace; Toccata
  • Louis Vierne: Symphony No. 2 - Allegro risoluto

About the Performer

James Johnson is a graduate of Williams College, studied at the Conservatoire de Généve, and holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts from Yale University. His teachers have included Guy Bovet, Igor Kipnis, Charles Krigbaum, Lionel Rogg, and Montserrat Torrent. He is organist of the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University and director of the series of concerts there, which are regularly recorded by public radio station WGBH-FM, Boston. Recipient of awards and critical acclaim for his performances and composition, he has concertized extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the South Pacific. He has made two previous recordings for Titanic Records, works of Bach on the Flentrop Organ in the Busch-Reisinger Museum (Ti-162) and works of Bach and Franck on the Frobenius Organ in the First Church, Congregational, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Ti-164).



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