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Respighi – Poulenc – Rheinberger
Peter King

Bath Abbey Organ
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by François-Xavier Roth

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Track List

Suite in G for Strings and Organ – Respighi
I Preludio – Moderato
II Aria – Lent
III Pastorale – Andante molto sostenuto
IV Cantico – Grave
Concerto in G minor for Organ, strings and timpani – Poulenc
Allegro giocoso
Andante Moderato
Tempo Allegro, Molto Agitato
Très calme. Lent
Tempo de l’Allegro initial
Tempo Introduction Largo
Concerto No 1 in F, Op 137 for Organ, strings and three horns – Rheinberger
I Maestoso
II Andante
III Con moto

Total playing time: 69:32

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Production credits

Recorded in Bath Abbey on 3–5th  January 2007

Producer: Tim Thorne

Engineer : Huw Thomas

Editor: Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts


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First Choice recording of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto

“Peter King and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under François-Xavier Roth, to my mind best capture Poulenc at his wildest, at his most prayerful and mischievous”       26 December 2015

‘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

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