Kay Johannsen: CHRISTMAS. Improvisations on International Christmas Songs by Kay Johannsen. Christmas. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8336800).
Earlier, long before pure technical skill, creativity in improvisation was the most important measure for judging the abilities of an organist. Kay Johannsen, Kantor of the Stiftskirche Stuttgart, has a masterful command of this art, which he demonstrates here by means of international Christmas songs from many lands, including German, Great Britain, the USA, Norway, Poland and Bolivia.