Hakim: Hakim plays Hakim
The Schuke organ of the Palacio Euskalduna of Bilbao – 1

Naji Hakim returns to disc on Signum with a new and powerful collection of organ works. Hakim is joined by Marie-Bernadette Dufource for the central piece of the programme, a set of meditation for two organists inspired by Lucas Cranach the Elder’s woodcuts of the Apostles. Completed in 2000, the Schuke Organ of the Palacio Euskalduna is housed in a magnificent concert hall of wood and steel—itself inspired by the Euskulduna shipyards that once occupied the area. A modern instrument, it is well-suited to the nuanced voicings of modern organ compositions, as well as being sympathetic and adaptable to the great works of the past.

SIGCD389  60 minutes 56 seconds
'If the intention is to deliver the joy inherent in this music, he succeeds brilliantly … I would welcome further discs devoted to Hakim's music, especially on this super organ' (Gramophone)
'Naji Hakim's extraordinary virtuosity has never been in doubt, and the brilliance of the reed stops en chamade on the one hand and some delicious flutes on the other give him ample opportunity for co ...