Beauty and the Beast - Overture Alan Menken
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.