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Awesome Organ is a smorgasbord of organ lollipops drawn from the Naxos back catalogue and includes recordings from as far back as 1988 and as recently as 2007. It is a serviceable, if hardly original (or particularly engaging), meander through the organ’s history from Pachelbel and Böhm, Buxtehude and Bach to Widor, Dupré and Poulenc via Handel, Mendelssohn, Gigout and Alain. Repertoire choices are predictable, with performances of variable quality from assorted names. Two stars on the strength of Philippe Lefebvre’s scene-stealing excerpts from Poulenc’s whimsically inventive G minor Organ Concerto.

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