Louis Vierne’s Symphony No. 5 is one of the undisputed masterpieces of French organ music from the fruitful late romantic era. Pierre Labric, a brilliant French organist whose career spanned the mid-20th century, was one of the greatest players of his generation and a tireless champion of French romantic repertoire. Labric’s recorded legacy is small but was deeply influential, and his recordings of the organ symphonies of Vierne, first released on LP by Musical Heritage Society, were revelatory readings that many critics and connoisseurs considered definitive. After having been unavailable for over four decades, Orpheus is proud to release these recordings, newly remastered from archival sources, making them worldwide for the first time.