Karelia Suite Opus 11 Jean Sibelius Download 'Karelia Suite Opus 11' on iTunes
Iain Quinn makes no concessions to popularity in this imaginative and powerfully performed programme of Nordic Organ music
Composer: Sibelius, Gade, et al.
Repertoire: Organ Works
Artists: Iain Quinn (organ)
Label: Chandos 10581
Few will have heard any of the eight works presented here or, like me, of some of the composers. However, there is much to applaud – not least Otto Olsson’s impressive Sonata. Niels Gade’s Tre Tonestykker, too, are attractive works; two premiere recordings, Larghetto by Askell Másson and Variations on a Norwegian Folk-Tune by Knut Nystedt, less so. The Coventry Cathedral organ thunders forth to great effect.