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Harry Wilkinson: Girard - The Definitive Recording
By Harry Wilkinson. By Harry C. Banks, Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Louis Vierne (1870-1937), Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933), and Healey Willan (1880-1968). Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #PO7044. Published by Naxos (NX.PO7044).
Item Number: NX.PO7044
The symphonic organ literature from the first three decades of the 20th century is vast. This music, which derives much of its majesty through a reserved and introspective approach, has, in recent years, been too often poorly regarded and mistakenly interpreted as weak. Modern scholars compound this assumption whenever they impart their prejudices to their students. It is no wonder then that this music is rarely heard in a convincing interpretation. Still, a few outstanding interpreters in this style do exist, although it is becoming more and more difficult to locate them. Dr. Harry Wilkinson is one such interpreter. His sensitivity both to the literature as well as to this one-of-a-kind masterpiece known as the 1933 Skinner organ at Girard College Chapel results in a powerful artistic union. Dr. Wilkinson, known to those around Philadelphia, deserves the wide audience afforded by this recording.
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