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Guy Bouvet’s esoteric Tangos Ecclesiasticos prompts an intriguing disc from Ines Maidre, pairing six of the twelve pieces included in that 2000 collection with their earlier related models. Those provocations include works from early French (Grigny), Italian (Frescobaldi, D. Scarlatti), Spanish (Pablo Bruna) and German (Bach, Kerll) organ repertoire. The result is fascinating: each complementary and contrasting pair throws revealing light on its doppelgänger, Maidre playing with characteristically eloquent concern for issues of period, style and form. Hasselt’s late 18th-century Binvignant-Houdtappel, with substantial pipework from its Nichoff 1593 predecessor, is an altogether apt choice of instrument.

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