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A rather stunning French programme contains the Second Symphony of Widor followed by individual pieces from Guilmant (Caprice), Franck (Pièce héroïque), Vierne (Naïades), Saint-Saëns (Prélude et fugue in E), Duruflé (Scherzo) and Dupré (last movement from Invocation). The IV/85 Walcker/Sauer organ speaks with a French accent into generous but not overwhelming acoustics. Hielscher’s playing is assured and colourfully registered throughout, and the more demanding the music (Vierne, for example), the better it seems. Highly enjoyable!

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