Felix Hell - Organ Sensation


Label:

Reference Recordings

Genre:

Classical

Product No.:
CREF 101
Availability:
Back Ordered
Category:

HDCD CD



CD HDCD  



"Despite his unconventional name, Felix Hell has suddenly become one of my favorite organists…His extraordinary artistic sensibility swept me off my feet on first hearing his rendition of Rheinberger's Abenfriede on this disc. His playing brings out the work's delicacy, grace, and lyricism, drawing me into the recording with its silences, pianissimo sections, and polyphony. Keith Johnson's recording skills capture the full frequency range, mixing subterranean pedal chords with the upper registers, so that my room resonated, even at low volumes." – Larry Greenhill, Stereophile, February 2007

Prof. Johnson brilliantly captures the spectacular sounds of the massive Schoenstein Organ of First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. Felix Hell is one of the most exciting and remarkable organists on today’s concert scene. His virtuosity and dazzling technique and his profound understanding of the music is all the more remarkable in a musician just 17 years old. He is gaining an international reputation as an up-and-coming superstar of the King of Instruments, and his gifts are fully on display on this recording of some of the greatest of the organ masterworks by Liszt, Guilmant, Vierne and Rheinberger.


Guilmant: Sonata No. 1 in D Minor
Introduction and Allegro
Pastorale
Final

Rheinberger: Abendfriede

Vierne: Symphony No. 1 - Final

Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on ''Ad nos, ad salutarem undam''
Moderato
Marizale
Recitativo
Adagio
andante
Un poco piu di moto
Adagio
Allegro
Fugue
Vivace

Be the first to write a review for this item OR just rate it