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David Pipe - the organ of York Minster. Liszt & Brahms


Brahms: Prelude & Fugue in G minor, WoO10

[1] Prelude – 3.33

[2] Fugue – 4.15


[3] Liszt (arr. Nicolas Kynaston): Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173) – 12.37


[4] Liszt: Consolation in D flat, S.172 no. 4 – 4.11


Liszt (arr. Jean Guillou): Fantasie und Fuge über das Thema BACH

[5] Fantasia – 5.31

[6] Fugue – 10.28


Brahms: Chorale Prelude & Fugue on O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid! WoO7

[7] Prelude – 2.00

[8] Fugue – 5.59


[9] Liszt (arr. David Pipe): Il penseroso (Années de pèlerinage: Italie, S.161) – 4.27


[10] Liszt: Ave Maria von Arcadelt, S.659 – 6.58


[11] Brahms (arr. David Pipe): Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98: iv

Allegro energico e passionato – 11.11


Under the able fingers of David Pipe the chameleon-like nature of the York organ makes the music shine. There is something here for everyone, from the ghost of JSB in the Brahms Prelude & Fugue via the quirky Jean Guillou version of the Liszt BACH to Pipe's own attractive transcriptions. The combination of highly idiomatic, characterful playing and a seemingly inexhaustible pallet of organ tone is totally convincing. Everything is clear and, despite the gloriously cavernous acoustics and a somewhat disparate lineage of pipework, Pipe and his producers have scored a triumph. Well recommended.


Alastair Johnson
Choir & Organ Jan/Feb 2013