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Simon Niemiński (organ)
Following his landmark recording of Giles Swayne's Stations of the Cross (RES10118), organist Simon Niemiński returns to the Resonus label with an engaging recital of organ works by Charles Villiers Stanford (see volume 1, Tom Winpenny, RES10104). 

Showcasing another of Edinburgh's rich and varied crop of instruments, Niemiński performs on the unspoilt 1913 Brindley and Foster organ of Freemasons' Hall, right in the heart of the city. Recently given a full restoration in 2009 by Forth Pipe Organs, this organ is almost unique as a complete, unaltered example of this significant and pioneering organ builder, and provides an ideal vehicle for authentic performances of this music.

Included in this enjoyable programme is Stanford's first organ sonata, as well as the triumphant Marcia Eroica, Op. 189, and two world premieres in The Angelus, Op. 194, No.3 and his beautifully simple early Prelude on the ancient melody 'Jesu dulcis memoriae'.

'Nieminski is a dependable guide through some of the backwaters of Stanford’s output and his whole programme is a pleasure to listen to, boasting excellent recorded sound.'
International Record Review

Credits
© 2014 Resonus Limited

Ⓟ 2014 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10130
Producer, Engineer & Editor: Adam Binks
Cover Image: Trinity College, Cambirdge 
© Jynto (flickr.com)




'Nieminski is a dependable guide through some of the backwaters of Stanford’s output and his whole programme is a pleasure to listen to, boasting excellent recorded sound.'
International Record Review

'Nieminski's readings are fluent and sympathetic. The 'Marcia eroica', Op. 189 No. 2 has an infectious momentum and the 'Idyll', Op. 121 No. 2, a sense of gentle poetry''
Gramophone

'Stanford's mahogany-tinged sonoroties and lean, lithe melodies are lent brightness and bit by a highly individual 1913 Brindley and Foster [...] with Nieminski's supple, sinewy and sensitive playing perfectly attuned to instrument and music'
Choir and Organ

'Here's a must for the organ aficionado [...] Simon's innate musicianship and sensitivity, coupled with his prodigious technique, make this an outstanding contribution to the recorded organ repertoire'
Organists' Review

'These are sensitive performances, a fine organ – a lovely growly 1913 instrument, restored in 2009 and just right for the music – and good recording quality.
MusicWeb International

'[...] I would willingly travel some distance to hear Simon Niemiński play; he is an unfairly unsung hero with unparalleled technique and generous musical imagination [...] and does not disappoint here.'
Classical Ear

Charles Villiers Stanford: Organ Works, Volume 2

Charles Villiers Stanford: Organ Works, Volume 2

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