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Organist

Liverdun
 
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Employment History

  • Organist
    St. Germain l'Auxerrois
  • Organist
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Thanks to the association of the ...
www.tourisme-liverdun.com, 29 June 2012 [cached]
Thanks to the association of the Friends of the Organ of the church of Liverdun and to Michel Chapuis, the organist for the listening on our homepage of the piece n° 4 of their CD on sale at the OT
Michel Chapuis (Organ) - Short Biography
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Michel Chapuis (Organ)
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The distinguished French organist and pedagogue, Michel Chapuis, received his initial training in Dole. His career as organist and as specialist in performance upon historically important instruments began at Cathedral of D,le when he was quite young. He proceeded to study in Paris with Ren, Mahlherbe (compostion) and Edouard Souberbielle (organ) at the Ecole C,sar Frank. He also studied with Emile Poillot. Then he studied with Marcel Dupr, at the Conservatoire de Paris, winning premiers prix in organ and improvisation in 1951 (the Prix P,rilhou et Guilmant).
Michel Chapuis was active as a church organist in Paris. He served as organist for the Paris churches of St. Germain l'Auxerrois from 1951 to 1954 and St. Nicolas des Champs from 1954 to 1972, accompanied at Notre Dame from 1955 to 1964, and was titular organist of St. S,verin from 1964. He also toured widely as a concert artist. At the same time, he has held organ teaching posts at the prestigious conservatories. From 1956 to 1979 he was Professor at the Strasbourg Conservatoire, from 1979 to 1986 at the besaan,on Conservatoire, and from 1986 to 1995 at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1995, he was named organist to the Versailles Royal Chapel.
As a performer Michel Chapuis is especially known as an interpreter of the French and the German Baroque masters. Both his life as a teacher and as a performer have been dedicated to historically informed performance. His greatest contribution has been in musical interpretations upon historic instruments. In addition to performances of every surviving piece of French organ music from the 17th and 18th centuries on the Cliquot organ of St. Nicolas des Champs, he has produced numerous recordings matching early repertoire to historic instruments: Daquin No,ls on the 1710 Silbermann organ of Marmoutier, Fran,ois Couperin on the 1772 organ by Brother Isnard of Tarascon in Saint-Maximin, Marchand on the 1782 Cliquot organ at Souvigny.
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Michel Chapuis: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
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Michel Chapuis - Biography (AMG)
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Michel Chapuis (Wikip,dia) [French]
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Michel Chapuis (Wikipedia) [German]
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Michel Chapuis (Orgues Chartres) [French]
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Michel Chapuis [Photos]
Improvisations
www.ohscatalog.org, 2 Sept 2010 [cached]
Organist François Lombard, who has studied under André Isoir, Michel Chapuis and Gaston Litaize, breathes life into Cochereau's works by playing his own transcriptions and a transcription by David Briggs.
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Michel Chapuis Improvises Tonus Peregrinus
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Michel Chapuis Improvises Tonus Peregrinus Masterful improvisor Michel Chapuis explores the Tonus Peregrinus in two improvisations on the Magnificat theme as used in German Lutheran churches.
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Michel Chapuis, Personal Notes Vol. 1: The French Baroque Organ
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Michel Chapuis, Personal Notes Vol. 1: The French Baroque Organ Famed organist Michel Chapuis improvises in French classical style on the organs built by Robert and François-Henri Clicquot in 1710 at the Chapelle Royale at Versailles and in 1783 at Souvigny to exemplify his commentary on improvisation, French classical style, notes inégals, ornamentation, expression, registration, etc.
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Michel Chapuis, Personal Notes Vol. 2: Organs by Cavaillé-Coll
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Michel Chapuis, Personal Notes Vol. 2: Organs by Cavaillé-Coll In this second DVD, Michel Chapuis recreates the atmosphere of the inauguration of the 1859 Cavaillé-Coll at Poligny by Lefébure-Wély through improvisation in 19th-century style. He also improvises on the exquisite 1890 Cavaillé-Coll at St-Ouen in Rouen and discusses both organs and improvisation techniques.
French Music Before 1800, Recordings
www.ohscatalog.org, 2 Sept 2010 [cached]
Michel Chapuis, the great player of, and authority on, French baroque organ music, explains in fine CD booklet notes the style of playing and registrations specified by Boyvin and which are possible on the organ used for the recordings.
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Chapuis records all of the works on two, 2-CD sets. Boyvin Complete Organ Works, Vol.
Boyvin Complete Organ Works, Vol.
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Michel Chapuis, Personal Notes Vol. 1: The French Baroque Organ
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Michel Chapuis, Personal Notes Vol. 1: The French Baroque Organ Famed organist Michel Chapuis improvises in French classical style on the organs built by Robert and François-Henri Clicquot in 1710 at the Chapelle Royale at Versailles and in 1783 at Souvigny to exemplify his commentary on improvisation, French classical style, notes inégals, ornamentation, expression, registration, etc.
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With the exceptions of Charpentier and Lully, Michel Chapuis plays a program essentially devoted to composers who were also organists at the chapel in Versailles, on the organ that they played: the 1710 Robert Clicquot 4-59, restored in 1995.
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Champion of historic organs and early music, Michel Chapuis plays the organ in the abbey church of Sainte-Croix in Bordeaux as built by the Benedictine monk Dom Bedos in 1748 and restored and reconstituted from 1985 to 1997 by Pascal Quoirin and his co-workers.
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Michel Chapuis, organ and champion of historic organs and early music, is joined by Ekaterina Fedorova Colin, soprano, for a program which includes Burgundian noëls, presented here for the first time with texts.
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Chapuis first recorded it 40 years ago. Click Picture for Details & to Order PV006 $12.98 Select Member or Non-Member Price:
Michel Chapuis: l'Orgue aux trois visages
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Michel Chapuis: l'Orgue aux trois visages
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In a unique project, organist Michel Chapuis has made three separate CDs, each devoted to one of the three styles for which the 1754 Riepp organ at Dole in France is well suited, especially following modest enlargment in 1787.
The Sacred Concert - 102.1 KDFC – Classical. And then some.
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Michel Chapuis, organist
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