Daniel Roth (organist)

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Daniel Roth at organ console in Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris

Daniel François Roth (born October 31, 1942) is a French organist, composer, and pedagogue.

Biography[edit]

Roth was born in Mulhouse. He began his musical training at the conservatory in his home town with Professeur Joseph Victor Meyer. In 1960, he entered the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with five first prizes — in organ and improvisation (1963, class of Rolande Falcinelli), harmony (1962, class of Maurice Duruflé), counterpoint and fugue (1963, class of Marcel Bitsch), and piano accompaniment (1970, class of Henriette Puit-Roget). He also studied organ with Marie-Claire Alain.

Daniel Roth is the father of conductor and flautist François-Xavier Roth and violist Vincent Roth.

Career[edit]

In 1963, Daniel Roth became Rolande Falcinelli's substitute at the great organ at Sacré-Coeur in Paris, where he succeeded his former teacher as titular organist in 1973, a position he held until 1985, when he was appointed titular organist at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, where his predecessors were Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald.

Daniel Roth was the winner of several prestigious organ competitions, such as the competition of the "Amis de l'orgue", and the Grand Prix in organ performance and improvisation at the Concours de Chartres in 1971.[1]

From 1974-76, Daniel Roth was Artist-In-Residence at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and professor of organ at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C.. He also held teaching positions of organ in Marseille (1974-1979), Strasbourg (1979-1988), and Saarbrücken (1988-1995). From 1995-2007, he taught organ performance and improvisation at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule. In addition, he was consultant for the new organ by Karl Schuke at Luxembourg Philharmony, which he dedicated in 2005.

Daniel Roth is "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur", "Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres", and "Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Organists". In 2006, he received the European Prize of European sacred music from the Schwäbisch Gmünd Festival (Germany).

Compositions[edit]

Organ solo[edit]

  • Cinq Versets sur Veni Creator for organ manualiter (composed 1965. In: L'organiste liturgique n°53. Paris: Éditions Schola Cantorum)
  • Évocation de la Pentecôte (composed 1979. Paris: Leduc, 1979/revised 1996, unpublished)
  • Final Te Deum (composed 1981. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1993)
  • Introduction et Canzona (composed 1977-1990. Leutkirch/Allgäu: Pro Organo, 1992)
  • Joie, Douleur et Gloire de Marie (composed 1990. London: Novello, 1990)
  • Hommage à César Franck (composed 1990. Paris: Leduc, 1993)
  • Après une Lecture... (composed 1993. In: 1er recueil d'œuvres pour orgue. Paris: Éditions Billaudot, 1993)
  • Pour la nuit de Noël (composed 1993. Paris: Leduc, 1993):
    • Prélude "Veni, veni Emmanuel"
    • Communion
    • Postlude
  • Triptyque - Hommage à Pierre Cochereau (composed 1995. Paris: Leduc, 1996):
    • Prélude
    • Andante
    • Toccata
  • Petite Rhapsodie sur une chanson alsacienne (In: Elsässische Orgelmusik aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mainz: Schott, 1998)
  • Artizarra - Fantaisie sur un chant populaire basque, pour la fête de I'Epiphanie (composed 1999. Mainz: Schott, 2002)
  • Fantaisie fuguée sur Regina Caeli (Mainz: Schott, 2007)
  • Livre d'orgue pour le Magnificat, Hommage au Facteur d'orgues Aristide Cavaillé-Coll:
    • Vol. 1 (Paris: Éditions Association Boëllmann-Gigout, 2007):
      • 1a. Magnificat
      • 1b. Et exsultavit
      • 2. Quia respexit
      • 3. Quia fecit
      • 4. Et misericordia
      • 5. Fecit potentiam
    • Vol. 2 (Paris: Éditions Association Boëllmann-Gigout, 2011):
      • 6. Deposuit
      • 7. Esurientes
      • 8. Suscepit
      • 9. Sicut locutus est
      • 10. Gloria Patri
  • Christus factus est - Fantaisie sur le graduel de la messe du Jeudi Saint (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2012)
  • Contrastes (In: "Kölner Fanfaren - 17 festliche Orgelstücke". St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag, 2012)
  • Ut, ré, mi - Fantaisie sur l'hymne à saint Jean Baptiste (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2014)
  • Ave maris stella (In: "Orgues nouvelles", October 2014)
  • Die Liebe... ein Feuer! La Pentecôte (composed 2015. Sampzon: Delatour France, 2017)

Organ for four hands[edit]

  • Diptyque (composed 2009. Sampzon: Delatour France, 2011):
    • Andante
    • Allegro giocoso

Two organs[edit]

  • Fantaisie-Dialogue (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2013)
  • Quatre Pièces (composed 2017. Manuscript)
  • Prélude
  • Offertoire
  • Communion
  • Sortie

Chamber music[edit]

  • Légende for oboe and piano (Paris: Éditions Billaudot, 1989)
  • Aïn Karim - Fantasia for flute and organ (Mainz: Schott, 1998)
  • Pièce pour viola and organ (composed 2014. Manuscript)

Vocal works[edit]

  • Reine du ciel a capella (Strasbourg: Éditions Caecilia, 1977)
  • Notre Père a capella (Strasbourg: Éditions Caecilia, 1977)
  • Gebt Zeugnis! for soloists, choir and organ (Mainz: Schott, 1998)
  • Missa Brevis for SATB choir and organ (Mainz: Schott, 2001):
    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
    • Sanctus
    • Agnus Dei
  • In manus tuas Domine for SATB (St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag, 2002)
  • Ego sum panis for SATB choir and organ (St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag, 2005)
  • Missa de archangelis for SATB choir and organ (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2006):
    • Kyrie
    • Sanctus
    • Benedictus
    • Agnus Dei
  • 3 Motets for mixed choir a capella (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2006):
    • Ave Maria
    • Dignare me, o Jesu
    • Regina Caeli
  • Ave Maria for soprano and organ (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2012)
  • Missa festiva Orbis factor for mixed choir and organ (Sampzon: Delatour France, 2013)
  • Missa beuronensis for organ and gregorian chant (St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag, 2016)
  • Psalm 124: "Unsere Seele ist entronnen" (composed 2017. Manuscript)
  • Cantata "Nun lobet Gott im hohen Thron" (composed 2017. Manuscript)

Orchestra[edit]

  • Licht im Dunkel for organ, piano and orchestra:
    • I. L'Espérance (Poème for orchestra) (Mainz: Schott, 2005)
    • II. L'Amour (for organ, piano and orchestra) (Mainz: Schott, 2009)
    • III. La Joie (Fantaisie for organ, piano and orchestra) (Mainz: Schott, 2007)

Transcriptions for organ[edit]

  • César Franck: Interlude symphonique from the oratorio "Rédemption" (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1996)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Scherzo from Six Duos op. 8 for harmonium and piano (Paris: Éditions Jobert, 2001)
  • César Franck: Symphony in D minor for orchestra; transcription after the composer's piano version for four hands (unpublished)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Adolph, Wolfram: "Schöpferisch-musikalische Empathie. Daniel Roth zum 70. Geburtstag" (Organ – Journal für die Orgel 15, no. 3 (2012): 16–19).
  • Reifenberg, Peter: "Daniel Roth – Botschafter der großen Orgel von St. Sulpice" (Organ – Journal für die Orgel 2, no. 4 (1999): 30–36).
  • Roth, Daniel. Le Grand-Orgue A. Cavaillé-Coll, Mutin de la Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre à Paris (La Flûte harmonique, Numéro spécial 1985). Paris: Association A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1985.
  • Roth, Daniel. "Einige Gedanken zur Interpretation des Orgelwerks von César Franck, zu seiner Orgel und zur Lemmens-Tradition." In: Orgel, Orgelmusik und Orgelspiel. Festschrift Michael Schneider zum 75. Geburtstag, edited by Christoph Wolff, 111-117. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1985.
  • Roth, Daniel, and Günter Lade. Die Cavaillé-Coll-Mutin-Orgel der Basilika Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Langen bei Bregenz: Edition Lade, 1992.
  • Orgeln haben eine Seele. Daniel Roth und die Cavaillé-Coll-Orgeln. TV documentation by Nele Münchmeyer. Mainz: ZDF/3Sat, 1994.
  • Hommage à Daniel Roth. Ein Künstlerportrait. Sulz am Neckar: ORGANpromotion, 2007. OP 6002 (DVD & CD).
  • Roth, Daniel, and Pierre-François Dub-Attenti. "L’orgue néo-classique et le grand orgue Aristide Cavaillé-Coll de Saint-Sulpice." L'Orgue 295-296 (2011).
  • Roth, Daniel: "'Le plus bel orgue du monde'. Aspekte der Registrierung Bach'scher Orgelmusik auf Cavaillé-Coll-Orgeln, dargestellt am Beispiel der großen Orgel von Saint-Sulpice, Paris" (Organ – Journal für die Orgel 15, no. 3 (2012): 20–24, 26, 28–29).
  • Roth, Daniel, and Pierre-François Dub-Attenti. The Neoclassical Organ and the Great Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Organ of Saint-Sulpice, Paris. London: Rhinegold Publishing, 2014.
  • Petersen, Birger (ed.). Licht im Dunkel – Lumière dans les ténèbres. Festschrift Daniel Roth zum 75. Geburtstag. Bonn: Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag, 2017. ISBN 978-3-928412-23-0.
  • Roth, Daniel, and Pierre-François Dub-Attenti. "Überlegungen zur Interpretation an der Orgel." In: Licht im Dunkel – Lumière dans les ténèbres. Festschrift Daniel Roth zum 75. Geburtstag, edited by Birger Petersen, 265-419. Bonn: Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag, 2017.
  • Roth, Daniel. "The use of rubato in the organ works of César Franck." (The American Organist 52, no. 2 (February 2018): 34-38).
Preceded by
Jean-Jacques Grunenwald
Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris
1985–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.orgues-chartres.org/concours-1971/ Winners of the Grand Prix de Chartres in 1971. Accessed June 1, 2017.

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