The talented organist and harpsichordist Maude Gratton is an artist constantly seeking perfection. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, she trained with such great masters as Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord) and Louis Robilliard (organ), as well as with Olivier Baumont, Blandine Rannou, Kenneth Weiss, Michel Bouvard, Olivier Latry, and Olivier Trachier.
It was quite natural that Philippe Herreweghe, concerned with promoting the talent of promising young musicians, should invite her to record an album in the ‘Amis de Phi’ (Friends of Phi) collection. On this disc, the young organist has chosen an ideal programme for demonstrating her art, proposing an intelligent panorama of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach: between the Preludes and Fugues in E minor and E flat major, BWV 548 and 552, Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665, the Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch’, BWV 769, and the Organ Sonata no. 4, BWV 528, come and discover well-known and less well-known pieces by the Kantor of Leipzig.