Carleton Etherington's organ recital
at Derby Cathedral,
enjoyed by MIKE WHEELER
Carleton Etherington's Derby Cathedral recital — Derby, UK, 25 July 2018 — began with the only nod, during the series, to the centenary of Parry's death. His Chorale Fantasia on The Old Hundredth is a big-boned piece and got a performance to match, the lines of the hymn-tune subtly but clearly placed in the overall texture.
Etherington turned to advantage the sectional structure of Buxtehude's Praeludium in E minor, BuxWV 142, including three sharply characterised fugal episodes — the first solidly rhythmic, the more chromatic second one searching, the gigue-like third sprightly...
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