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New album sees Franck symphony transcribed for Grand Organ of St Paul's
13 November 2013
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Simon Johnson introduces his new album
Released through Hyperion, the album contains three other works, Cantabile, Pièce héroïque and Symphonic Interlude from Rédemption.
'Transcribing Franck's D minor Symphony for organ works extremely well. Simon Johnson's performance on the instrument at St Paul's Cathedral is deftly paced, and the shorter pieces are also enjoyable'
BBC Music Magazine
'This new Hyperion recording of Franck's Symphony in Simon Johnson's transcription and played by him on the great organ of St Paul's Cathedral is an impressive and enlightening experience. Johnson clearly has the measure of the work … I was enthralled throughout. The Cantabile and the great Pièce héroïque are very finely performed … The detail in the recording is surprisingly good considering the venue, and the engineers have to be applauded for capturing this magnificent instrument in its more refined and gentle registration … Johnson's performance is beautifully paced throughout'
International Record Review