Paul Trepte - Trepte Plays Organ Music From Ely

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Paul Trepte - Trepte Plays Organ Music From Ely
Paul Trepte - Trepte Plays Organ Music From Ely

STYLE: Classical
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7423-
LABEL: Regent REGCD 174
FORMAT: CD Album

Reviewed by Steven Whitehead

This is volume six in the English Cathedral Series and also the first recording of the newly restored organ at Ely. As ever, the recording in High-Density Surround Sound (for future release on a Surround Sound format) is of the highest quality and in Paul Trepte we have yet another top organist. Trepte’s choice of material allows us to experience the glorious sound of the instrument and marvel at his musicianship too. The recital features just three composers, all working in a similar musical idiom which one could label “classical romanticist”. We get Max Reger’s “Second Sonata”, “Five Chorale Preludes From Op 65” by Sigfrid Karg-Elert and “Fantasy And Fugue On Ad Nos, Ad Salutarem Undam” by Franz Liszt. I did not recognise any of these titles but was pleasantly surprised to meet some familiar hymn tunes woven into the musical tapestry and thoroughly enjoyed the whole collection.

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