[ Signum Classics / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 28 July 2014
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Naji Hakim returns to disc on Signum with a new and powerful collection of his own 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 a well as being sympathetic and adaptable to the great works of the past.
"I haven't enjoyed an organ collection this much in ages. Hakim the composer and performer are shown at their considerable best, and Signum have obliged with an exemplary recording. The composer's concise, very readable notes are an added bonus." (Recording of the Month MusicWeb Nov 2014)
"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 contrasts." (Choir & Organ Nov 2014)