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Trygve Madsen is clearly a musical magpie but always stylistically engaging. Jazz harmonies and rhythms permeate pieces such as the Chemin de croix while ‘…og icke de smaa at foragte’ is pure impressionism aided by flute and soprano. Le tombeau de Dupré understandably mimics the maître, and Madsen seems most at home with this language of incisive rhythms and tightly constructed counterpoint. The recording is atmospheric if at the expense of clarity at times. Nikolas Fahr exploits the hugely expressive range of this rich five-manual organ (restored by Rieger in 2009) and reveals some clever effects, including a dialogue with the external carillon.

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