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Here’s a fine solo debut on disc by the young American Daryl Robinson, a double-prize winner at the 2012 American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition. His playing is charac- terised by a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style. There’s a marvellously controlled flamboyance to Liszt’s combustible BACH Prelude & Fugue, while Cochereau’s chiaroscuro Scherzo symphonique is real- ised with painterly detail. Dandrieu’s gorgeous Offertoire pour le jour de Pâques: O filii et filiae glows with filigreed finesse; Karg-Elert’s Harmonies du soir issuitably twilit and mysterious. Add in secure readings of Franck, Bach, Heiller and David Ashley White, and Daryl Robinson sets his stall out with winning aplomb.

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