Felix Hell - Organ Sensation


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Reference Recordings

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Classical

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XREF101A176
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"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.



1. Guilmant – Sonata No. 1 In D Minor
Introduction
Allegro
2. Guilmant – Sonata No. 1 In D Minor
Pastorale
3. Guilmant – Sonata No. 1 In D Minor
Final
4. Rheinberger
Abendfriede
5. Vierne – Symphony No. 1
Final
6. Liszt Prelude & Fugue on Back
7. Liszt Fantasy & Fugue on Ad Nos ad Salutarem Undam

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