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    Music for Organ and Orchestra / King / BBCNOW / Roth
    Music for Organ and Orchestra / King / BBCNOW / Roth

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    Catalogue Number: REGCD257

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    Respighi - Poulenc - Rheinberger
    Peter King Bath Abbey Organ
    The BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Conducted by François-Xavier Roth

    This recording, released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the new Klais organ in Bath Abbey, features three very contrasting works for solo organ and orchestra: Respighi’s opulent and luxurious homage to the eighteenth century and the Baroque suite, Poulenc’s dramatic, expressive and wild patchwork quilt and Rheinberger’s gloriously melodic and virtuoso nineteenth-century grand concerto with its echoes of Schumann.

    EDITOR'S CHOICE IN BOTH BBC MUSIC AND GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINES (November 2010 issues)

    'This is the modern digital recording which comes closest to the definitive Duruflé-Pretre version. It’s a similarly well- balanced piece of engineering, with telling interleaving of strings and organ textures, and punchy timpani. The Bath Abbey acoustic is astutely harnessed, blending amplitude with a pleasing element of clarity and focus.' BBC Music Magazine October 2014

    "...even reluctant converts are likely to be overwhelmed by this thrilling disc. The sound of the Bath Abbey Klais organ matches the life-affirming playing of Peter King. The whole recording is filled with a love of making music. "         Gramophone November 2010

    "This disc presents three of the finest organ/orchestra collaborations in the repertoire.....The performances of all three works are outstanding; it would be difficult to imagine any better. Bathed in the fine acoustic of Bath Abbey, the strings and horns produce a lush, luminous, vibrant, clear, robust sound that is matched by the clarity, color, cohesion and brilliance of the superb Klais organ. The well-balanced and blended sonorities are skillfully reproduced by the recording techinicians. This recording is to be cherished for the beauty of the sound, the music and the exceptional performances by some of Great Britains' finest musicicians."
    The American Organist September 2009

    Suite in G for Strings and Organ – Respighi (21:32)
    1 1 Preludio – Moderato (3:36)
    2 II Aria – Lent (5:46)
    3 III Pastorale – Andante molto sostenuto (5:23)
    4 IV Cantico – Grave (6:47)

    Concerto in G minor for Organ, strings and timpani – Poulenc (23:05)
    5 Andante (3:27)
    6 Allegro giocoso (2:07)
    7 Andante Moderato (7:19)
    8 Tempo Allegro, Molto Agitato (2:41)
    9 Très calme. Lent (2:31)
    10 Tempo de l’Allegro initial (1:59)
    11 Tempo Introduction Largo (3:00)

    Concerto No 1 in F, Op 137 for Organ, strings and three horns – Rheinberger (24:52)
    13 I Maestoso (7:49)
    14 II Andante (8:21)
    15 III Con moto (8:42)

    Total playing time: 69:32

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