Richard Pinel (organ)
Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the current Harrison & Harrison organ in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, prize-winning organist Richard Pinel records a programme of French symphonic works for the instrument.

Opening with Louis Vierne's Second Symphony and closing with Maurice Duruflé's Op. 5 Suite this recital reflects the original vision of the former organist of St George's, Sidney Campbell. Also included is the Pastorale by Jean Roger-Ducasse, which featured on Campbell's first recording of this famous organ.

'It is Richard Pinel's outstanding playing that is the most obvious reason to purchase this CD [...] characterised by an ever-taut expressiveness, never too fast, with a grand sense of line and tempo rubato in the Vierne [...] Every gesture, every tenuto is so well considered, with a palpable sense of struggle and melancholy in the Vierne in particular. An impressive acheivement.'
Choir & Organ

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© 2015 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2015 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10160

Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
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'Richard Pinel's exemplary playing in itself is a benchmark exercise [...] when panache is required, Pinel can produce it with sizzling effect. This is an instrument with a tonality which demonstrates a sense of le vrai Paris'
Organists' Review

'[...] there can be no doubt of his technical accomplishment--three demanding pieces, not least the five-movement Vierne and the storm section of Roger-Ducasse's Pastorale, where the main theme is played in semiquavers on the pedals. He is also an excellent colourist, especially fond of the softer tones'
Gramophone

'It is Richard Pinel's outstanding playing that is the most obvious reason to purchase this CD [...] characterised by an ever-taut expressiveness, never too fast, with a grand sense of line and tempo rubato in the Vierne [...] Every gesture, every tenuto is so well considered, with a palpable sense of struggle and melancholy in the Vierne in particular. An impressive acheivement.'
Choir & Organ

'Fine examples of French symphonic organ works are to be found on this CD. Richard Pinel presents a wonderfully evocative programme, showing his own musicianship and the suitability of this organ for this repertoire.'
Lark Reviews

'Pinel is a flexible player [...] The entire production is good. The tasteful booklet features attractive colour photos. The characteristic of the English painted pipes is nicely exploited'
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L'Orgue Symphonique: French Organ Works from Windsor Castle

L'Orgue Symphonique: French Organ Works from Windsor Castle

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1 8:10
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  • 2 7:54
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  • 3 4:20
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  • 4 8:17
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  • 5 8:25
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  • 6 13:12
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  • 7 8:54
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  • 8 6:48
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  • 9 8:34
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