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The elegance of case and console design are matched by the tonal palette of this 2010 concert instrument by C.B. Fisk at Indiana University, where Dongho Lee is completing her doctoral programme. Last year she won first prize in the AGO National Young Artists’ Competition, and her playing on this recording is meticulous. An all-20th-century menu is themed by the works’ derivation from other material, such as chorales. Lionel Rogg’s Partita sopraNun freut euch’ is technically demanding and crystal clear. There is much Gallic fare: ‘Choral’ from Widor’s Symphonie Romane; and Duruflé’s ‘Veni Creator’ Prélude, Adagio et Choral, which takes on an unexpected clarity on this French-inspired American organ in its recital hall acoustic. Thierry Escaich’s ‘Victimae Paschali’ Cinq Versets and Prélude & Fugue by Elsa Barraine (a pupil of Paul Dukas) are worth getting to know.

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