For each of the composers in the illustration I have selected a piece of music or two for your listening pleasure. I deliberately tried not to pick the pieces the composers are best known for, so there will be no Carnival of the Animals here. The exception is Widor’s Toccata, because, well, it’s a cool piece of music, and that’s the instrument I started on (and no, I never got that far—not even close. But one can dream).
Franck Violin Sonata in A Major, 4th Movement
(Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk! Thanks WQXR!)
This is what Widor is known for: the Toccata from his Symphony No 5
Here’s the beginning of a Widor documentary. If you’re an organ fan, you’ll enjoy this.
Beau soir indeed.