Collection: Virtuoso Organ Music

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COMPOSERS: Dukas,Mussorgsky,Saint-Saens,Smetana
LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm
WORKS: Transcriptions of Pictures at an Exhibition
PERFORMER: Andrzej Chorosinski (organ)
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 320 0818-2


These transcriptions are mostly the work of the organists performing them, and on the whole they’re good, but even the best-endowed organ doesn’t have quite the tonal subtlety and expressive potential of a virtuoso orchestra, and music designed for the one doesn’t necessarily sit comfortably on the other. Much of the detail on Chorosinski’s disc is lost in the swirly acoustics of the Wuppertal Stadthalle, though the louder, punchier passages have clearer definition and the ear adjusts in time. Wadham Sutton