Variations on America – Organ Spectacular
Simon Preston
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4828101
Barcode
00028948281015
Format
1-CD
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JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre, Op. 40 (transc. Lemare)
CHARLES IVES: Variations on America
DUDLEY BUCK: The Last Rose of Summer, Op. 59
MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Étude symphonique, Op. 78
EDWIN LEMARE Andantino in D flat major ‘Moonlight and Roses’
ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42

Simon Preston at the organ of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Boston

Recording information

Recording Producer: Peter Wadland
Balance Engineer: John Dunkerley
Tape Editor: Simon Bertram
Recording Location: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Boston, USA, 22–24 March 1988
Original CD Release: Argo 421 731-2

Reviews

‘The marvellous Walcker/Aeolian-Skinner organ of the great Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, Massachusetts projects itself with eminence and verve and is, once again, seized in splendidly balanced sound on disc … Preston’s admirers will also recognize the blue-blooded reverence for style and architectural shaping of the substantial works he programs. The Saint-Saëns and Bossi works, in particular, draw praise for Preston’s immaculate and ardent performance.’ Fanfare, May/June 1991