|Name Daniel Roth|
Education Conservatoire de Paris
|Albums Great European Organs No. 64: Saint Sulplice, Paris|
Similar People Marie‑Claire Alain, Vincent Warnier, Thierry Escaich
Roth began his musical training at the conservatory in his home town, Mulhouse 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 Durufle), 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 Francois-Xavier Roth and violist Vincent Roth.
In 1963, Daniel Roth became Rolande Falcinelli's substitute at the great organ at Sacre-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 Dupre, 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.
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 Saarbrucken (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 Legion 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 Schwabisch Gmund Festival (Germany).
Organ for four hands
Transcriptions for organ
Fantaisie en mi bemol majeur
Suite du 2eme ton: Recit de Nazard
Improvised Crescendo to the Tutti
Hymne a l'univers
Improvisation on the Plein-jeu
Improvised Dialogue on the Big Reeds
Suite du 3eme ton: Plein Jeu
Sonata: Recit En Taille
Paraphrase sur le Te Deum
Suite no 2: Scherzetto
Sonate pour orgue: Recit en taille
Suite du 3eme ton: Prelude
Spoken comments by Daniel Roth
Improvisation on the Celestes
Apparition de l'Eglise Eternelle
Prelude & Fugue in B major
Improvisation sur un theme donne
Cathedrales from Pieces de Fantaisie: Troisieme Livre - op 54
Suite du 3eme ton: Fugue
Suite du 3eme ton: Duo
Marche Episcopale from Trois Improvisations
Prelude in F minor
Livre d'Orgue pour le Magnificat: Gloria Patri
Improvisation on the Solo Reeds
Trois Pieces - Op 29: II Cantilene
Livre d'Orgue pour le Magnificat: Deposuit
Suite du 3eme ton: Grand Jeu
Livre d'Orgue pour le Magnificat: Quia respexit
Sixieme Symphonie en Sol Mineur - Op 42 - No 2: I Allegro