Dances of Life and Death

DANCES OF LIFE AND DEATH

Compact Disc
Ref CHANDOS - CHAN10315 Commercial Release

Released under the Chandos Label.
William Whitehead organ
Recorded in Saint Etienne Cathedral, Auxerre, France. 7-9 July 2003

Reviews

'This is one of the most attractive organ discs that I have come across in the recent past. The whole programme is extremely intelligently devised and presented... The booklet notes are informative and well written... Amusing, too, are Alain’s cartoons, which are dotted around the booklet. But what appeals most are the performances and the recording. Whitehead has an instinctive feel for this repertoire and a technique to match. The crisp voicing and attack of the splendid organ is Auxerre Cathedral is likewise more than equalled by the sophistication of the recording.'
International Record Review

'The engineering is excellent; a wonderfully resonant space... England seems to have a knack of developing young organists who become quickly proficient in the French literature. I hope to hear more from this excellent talent.'
American Record Guide

'But what appeals most are the performances and the recoding. Whitehead has an instinctive feel for this repertoire and a technique to match. The crisp voicing and attack of the splendid organ in Auxerre Cathedral is likewise more than equalled by the sophistication of the recording.'
International Record Review

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