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Back in 2006 and 2007, the 2012 outright winner of ECHO’s Alkmaar Organ Competition, Manuel Tomadin, performed and produced a series of Handel recordings as part of an ongoing project to catalogue the historic organs of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Northern Italy. now anthologised and presented in crystal-clear sound by Fugatto, as befits a composer who spent four fruitful formative years in Italy, Handel’s music from Ptolemy, Acis and Galatea, Esther, Samson, and Giustino sits well on the vivid muscularity of the 1827 Zani organ (opus 1) of SS. Cosma e Damiano, Ciconnico, the 1788 Comelli instrument of S. Maria Assunta, Fagagna (also opus 1), and Gaetano Callido’s

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