King of Instruments – The Art of Gillian Weir: Vol. 2


King of Instruments – The Art of Gillian Weir: Vol. 2
Gillian Weir
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4601872
Barcode
00028946018729
Format
1-CD
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LOUIS NICHOLAS CLERAMBAULT
1-7 Suite du Premier Ton
8-14 Suite du deuxième ton

NIKOLAUS BRUHNS
15 Praeludium No 1 in G major
16 Praeludium No 2 in E minor
17 Praeludium No 3 in E minor
18 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Gillian Weir, organ

Recording information

Recording Producer: Michael Bremner
Balance Engineers: Stanley Goodall (Clerambault); Stanley Goodall, Pete Van Biene (Bruhns)
Recording Locations: Basel, Switzerland, 1973 (Clerambault); Cambridge, England, 1979 (Bruhns)

Reviews

‘Weir’s sparkling registration tickles the ear’ [Clerambault]; ‘Gillian Weir has the full measure of this music … She dazzles the ear not only with her vigour and virtuosity but also with some quite scrumptious registration … The recording is marvellous, a demonstration of clarity and sonority admirably combined’ [Bruhns] Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

‘There is an aristocratic poise and restraint which illuminate Weir’s readings of Clerambault’s two Suites’ BBC Music Magazine

‘Remarkable for its sheer sense of drama’ MusicWeb