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This new IV/61 organ is the centre of attention here, with an essay by Hellmuth Wolff arguing the organ’s pedigree from the Viennese baroque, and also persuading its suitability for Franck and Duruflé. The programme juxtaposes Buxtehude (Praeludia in C and D, Ciacona in E minor), J.S. Bach (Pastorale), Bruhns, Kerll and Sweelinck with contemporary Canadian composers Ruth Watson Henderson (Chromatic Partita) and Andrew Ager (Premier Suite). Thévenot’s playing of the early repertoire is well- schooled, although lacking in vitality and imagination, with bizarre registrations in Sweelinck’s Balletto del Granduca. The modern pieces are given convincing interpretations.

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