Poulenc and Saint Saens Organ Works

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Poulenc and Saint Saens Organ Works

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, James O’Donnell (organ), London Philharmonic Orchestra

£6.95

It's a good sixty years since the splendid pipe organ of the Royal Festival Hall in London made its débu. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the 1951 Festival of Britain, it was designed by Ralph Downes and built by the firm of Harrison & Harrison according to classical principles, and in the process managed to earn the opposition of such establishment figures as George Dyson, George Thalben-Ball, Malcolm Sargent and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Although some modifications were made to Downes' specification, the instrument signalled the beginning of the classical... read more

It's a good sixty years since the splendid pipe organ of the Royal Festival Hall in London made its débu. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the 1951 Festival of Britai... read more

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