Great Hall Grandeur / Amy Johansen
Great Hall Grandeur showcases one of Australia's most beautiful, versatile and exciting pipe organs (one of Rudolf von Beckerath's last masterpieces) played by one of Australia's finest concert organists.
Outstanding performances of colourful, contrasting and arresting music from the 16th to the 20th centuries, including two previously unrecorded works by living Australian composers. "Bloody Brilliant..." (Godelieve Ghavalas) began the first review of this new compact disc. What more needs to be said?
Concerto in D minor after Vivaldi (J.S. Bach)
Master Tallis's Testament (Herbert Howells)
Sonata No.3 (Felix Mendelssohn)
Elijah on the Mountain (Robert Ampt)
Bells (Jean Langlais)
Mein junges Leben hat ein End (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
Trumpet Tune in E flat (David N. Johnson)
Moto ostinato (Petr Eben)
Romance from Symphonie IV (Louis Vierne)
Toccata (Colin Brumby)
Press Quotes“I thought Amy Johansen's choices to be quite breathtaking in their coverage of a wide range of musical periods (old to recent) and this was vindicated subsequently in single-sitting listening - splendid playing and good music, highly recommendable.”
— John Worcester, Libretto“Impeccable and well energised playing, interesting repertoire and one of Australia's most distinctive instruments - a sure recipe for success”
— Peter Jewkes, Organ Australia
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