oscar_rook Posted September 27, 2010 Share Posted September 27, 2010 I have just received Adrian Gunning's superb new CD (Herald HAVPCD 361), recorded last October on the Cavaillé-Coll/Debierre organ of Notre Dame d'Auteuil, Paris. For many years, Adrian has been a committed advocate of Tournemire's music and it is marvellous to have his incandescent performances of twelve movements from L'Orgue Mystique performed on this fine instrument in a suitably spacious acoustic. The timbres are ideal, with beautiful strings and flutes, roaring bombardes and typically French-sounding mixtures. In lesser hands, Tournemire's L'Orgue Mystique can seem like endless shapeless doodlings, with nothing much to get your teeth into. Certainly the music requires a rich tonal palette and plenty of resonance to make its mark. Enthusiasts may already have George Delvallée's peerless 12CD set of all 51 suites, but this new CD is a great way to sample the choicest plums. Has anyone else heard this CD? Are others as enthusiastic? Oscar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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