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This disc throws up a question: by recreating improvisations, are we to slavishly reproduce the sounds of the original performance or treat the piece as a separate work that grew out of improvised origins? Shin-Young Lee’s rather brief notes unfortunately make neither her aspirations clear, nor why she chooses a German organ for French music. There is interest, though, in hearing the progression through improvisation styles from Vierne, Dupré and Tournemire to Cochereau, Guillou and Latry, this last represented by a 25-minute Salve Regina – a series of attractive versets. Lee’s highly polished performances do not necessarily carry with them a sense of spontaneity, but they do convince the listener that these are worthy pieces of organ repertoire.

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