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Poulenc's
Organ Concerto -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... marvellous vitality ...'

Poulenc: Organ Concerto - William Neil. © 2012 William Neil

My own village organ-playing days on a couple of manuals were so youthful that I had to employ a supplementary brother down below to manage the pedals with his hands. No wonder I blench at the two-page specification of Willliam Neil's monster. I could also wish he had presented a more unified programme. To stop in the middle of a Widor organ symphony, as is natural when preluding or postluding in church, makes no sense in a recital such as this...

Copyright © 4 March 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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POULENC: ORGAN CONCERTO - WILLIAM NEIL

FRANCIS POULENC

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR

WASHINGTON DC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MSR CLASSICS

ORGAN MUSIC

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