The Organ of Westminster Cathedral

On this special two-albums set, with a programme conceived to show the kaleidoscopic range of the Grand Organ of Westminster Cathedral, transcriptions and arrangements of the music of Brahms and Wagner are superbly performed by one of the rising stars of the UK organ world. The nineteenth century repertoire is coupled with the works of one of the world's first international organ virtuosi, Marcel Dupré, who gave the opening recital on the Grand Organ in 1924 and who shines as the leading light of the French school of organist-improviser-composers. Royal College of Organists 'Performer of the Year' 2002, Robert Quinney enjoys a growing reputation as a dynamic performer, whose repertoire stretches from the sixteenth century to the present day. He served as Assistant Master of Music of Westminster Cathedral from 2000 to 2004 and is currently Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey. His playing, as a soloist and in ensemble—has received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. This is his first solo recording.

SIGCD089  145 minutes 2 seconds (2 discs)
'Robert Quinney has devised an ingenious programme of transcriptions and original works which are well suited to Westminster Cathedral's charismatic four-manual 78-stops Willis organ … alongside ...
BBC Music Magazine