Widor wrote after his romantic Symphonies Nr. 5 and 6 now a non-romantic Symphonie.
The score seems to be easy to play, but this imprssion is a "Fata Morgana".
The score tells another message to the player:
Don't think, you can play it,
don't think that there is much room for a personal interpretation in you performance.
Widor's postclassical Symphonie Nr. 7 has some very clear parallels to classical composers:
- 1. movement: Beethoven.
- 2. movement: Franck, 2me. Choral.
- 3. movement: a mechanical music box or clock which always has something nostalgical.
4. movement: Mendelssohn. "Lieder ohne Worte.
5. movement: Bach, Fanatasia (Pièce d'Orgue) in G.
6. movement: Berlioz, the Discant - Point d'Orgue from his "Te Deum".