Le Poisson Magique: Organ works by John McCabe

Le Poisson Magique: Organ works by John McCabe

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Total playing time [71:43]

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Tom Winpenny (organ)

Organist Tom Winpenny returns with his third recording for the Resonus label, a selection of organ works by the contemporary British composer John McCabe (b. 1939). 

Recorded in the composer's 75th birthday year, the disc is named after Le Poisson Magique, the title track inspired by the Paul Klee painting of the same name. Displaying a huge breadth of inspiration and affinity for the instrument, the programme features a number of first recordings, including the Carol-Preludes of 2008 and the earlier large-scale Sinfonia and Johannis-Partita.

Tom Winpenny returns to record on the neo-classical Harrison and Harrison organ of St Albans Cathedral for which the closing track, Esperanza, was written and first performed in the biennial St Albans Organ Festival and Competition. 

Album Booklet (PDF)

'Winpenny plays these well-crafted works with solid technique and artistic flair on the Harrison and Harrison organ of St Albans Cathedral. Most of the pieces receive their first recording here.'

- Limelight

'Tom Winpenny brings all these varied scores to life, the music soaring off the manuals in Resonus’s scintillating recording. Highly recommended.'
Gramophone

'I do hope he had the opportunity to hear this excellent recording of almost all his music for solo organ [...] There's so much to enjoy here [...] Tom Winpenny's performance is above reproach'
Classical Ear

'I hope [McCabe] was able to hear it in time, since it makes available excellent performances of several of his organ works, spread over four decades, for the first time on record [...] Tom Winpenny's performances are persuasive.'
MusicWeb International

'A fine disc of consistent quality.'
Musical Opinion

'Winpenny plays these well-crafted works with solid technique and artistic flair on the Harrison and Harrison organ of St Albans Cathedral. Most of the pieces receive their first recording here.'
Limelight

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2015 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10144
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
Cover image: Le Poisson Magique by Paul Klee (1879-1940)