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There are plenty of recordings of these pieces currently available. Naturally, transferring the pedal-piano works to the organ allows a considerable degree of individual interpretation, particularly in terms of registration, and so the choice of organ is crucial. Marini’s playing is nimble and well-judged in terms of nuance but the Mascioni organ fails to convey the intimacy of these miniatures. Its grandiose sound does lend majesty to the Six Fugues on BACH – pieces actually written for the organ – yet other recordings on more historically appropriate instruments make more convincing chamber music of the Four Sketches and Six Studies.

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