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Daniel Bruun deftly puts this new Carsten Lund organ through its paces with Liszt’s Prelude & Fugue on BACH and Reubke’s Organ Sonata on the 94th Psalm. Intended to be symphonic, the French voicing of the organ’s reeds over- dominates and does not draw the best out of the music of Liszt or Reubke – the climaxes are aggressive rather than grand and dramatic. The transcription of Mendelssohn’s Variations sérieuses for piano is more convincing and a real highlight. Acknowledging this important connection between pianists and organists in the mid-19th century, Bruun also includes Schumann’s Six Studies in Canonic Form, which provide light relief to the more ‘sérieuses’ elements.

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