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Aarhus Cathedral’s IV/89 Frobenius conveys subtlety and breadth. As the title suggests, all the French works here are influenced by the Impressionist movement to some degree. Ermend Bonnal’s suite Paysages Euskariens (1930) introduces an impressive toccata, ‘Cloches dans le ciel’. Ducasse’s Pastorale (1909) shows off Daniel Bruun’s musical phrasing and lightness of touch. Vierne’s Sixth Symphony ‘Scherzo’ is slick and colourful, and the op.5 Suite of Duruflé with its piquant ‘Sicilienne’ and storming ‘Toccata’ reward us further. Bruun’s playing serves the instrument and music with modesty and skill in this enjoyable programme.

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