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Ensemble

Luminous Scoring

Jongen, Dukas, Fauré, Respighi and Messiaen
from Jonathan Scott, Cristian Mandeal
and the Hallé Orchestra,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Belgian composer Joseph Jongen has been a well-kept secret of the organ world for too long. On the evidence of his Symphonie Concertante for organ and orchestra, he is a major figure. Yes, there are echoes of Debussy and Ravel (moments in the slow third movement, especially, that sound as though they're about to turn into Daphnis and Chloé)...

Copyright © 30 November 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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HALLE ORCHESTRA

GABRIEL FAURE

OTTORINO RESPIGHI

OLIVIER MESSIAEN

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

ORGAN MUSIC

BELGIUM

FRANCE

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