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There’s something delightfully dreamy about this David Enlow recital of works originally composed for piano. The III/49 Opus 665 Casavant organ of New York’s Church of the Resurrection (built in 1916 and ‘re-purposed’ by the Organ Clearing House in 2009) is a gorgeous, light-textured, nuanced instrument that treats Debussy’s Verlaine-inspired Petite suite to gossamer-delicate lyricism and the second Arabesque with enchanting playful- ness. Grieg’s Holberg Suite benefits from the use of the organ’s more full-bodied reed colours throughout, with the original piano figuration in the ‘Prelude’ creating a rush of fleet-footed chords. The Six Canonic Studies for Pedal-Piano by Schumann ebb and flow between symphonic scale and chamber intimacy, Enlow delivering nimble accounts full of singing detail.

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