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Organ Odyssey
Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Louis Vierne, Felix [1] Mendelssohn
Organ Odyssey
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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"A magnificent instrument-registered perfectly. Mary Preston's playing is exciting and impeccable. In short, this is a perfect match of performer, music and organ, and the result is as it should be, a great recording." -- ...  more »

     
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"A magnificent instrument-registered perfectly. Mary Preston's playing is exciting and impeccable. In short, this is a perfect match of performer, music and organ, and the result is as it should be, a great recording." -- Organist's Review "Mary Preston's playing is uniformly brilliant. The opening Dupré unfolds in a most satisfying way; the Widor is projected with immense character and yet finesse, while the Duruflé Suite seems to be second nature to her. A wonderful record to which one can return each time to find greater depths." -- American Organist Anyone who loves organ music and great sound will be thrilled! One of America's grandest pipe organ installations, by C.B. Fisk. Arguably the finest concert hall acoustics in America, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Preston is the Resident Organist and Principal/Lay Family Chair with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
 

CD Reviews

Powerful!
Claude Winborn | 05/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Fisk Op. 100 is one of the most powerful (and elegant) Concert organs on the face of the planet and it resides in one of the most acoustically rich spaces around. Take that, and place it in the hands (and feet) of a virtuoso, and then get "Prof" Johnson to record it, you are going to have a winner.
The selections on this CD really show off the instrument and what it can do with a variety of repertoire.
For me, this was a really good first album of solo organ music. It made a convert out of me."
Nothing to Die For
Billy D | Houston Texas | 03/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Great organ and sound quality. Music generally not inspiring; I actually fell asleep on first listening. Not sure why this is on Stereophile's Records to Die For...

Backordered a long time; disc also had noticiable film on it; returning for replacement."