Duruflé: The Organ Music - Vierne: Trois Improvis
Format: COMPACT DISC
Patrick, David M.
A welcome return to the catalogue of David M. Patrick's celebrated recording of Durufle's organ works on the organ of Coventry Cathedral. This was "Critic's Choice of the Year" in the BBC Music Magazine in 1997 and in the final list of three highly recommended recordings on the BBC Radio 3's "Building A Library" in May 2006. In a letter to David M. Patrick, the late Marie-Madelaine Durufle wrote: " Your interpretations of Mr. Durufle's works are excellent, I congratulate you ... good ... Very good ... brilliant ... BRAVO.” David M. Patrick who was born in Devonshire, England, is one of the most brilliant British organists of his time. He pursued his musical education at the Royal College of Music with distinction winning the Stuart Prize for organ in 1967 and going on to gain the coveted Walford Davies Prize the following year. His early decision to specialize in the romantic and modern French repertoire followed logically from his impulse to accept the highest technical and artistic challenges that the organ presents. Patrick has performed public concerts at many major venues in Great Britain, the USA, Canada, and Europe, as well as numerous recitals for BBC Radio 3. He has made many recordings featuring the organs of Gloucester Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, Katarina Kyrka, Stockholm, and Coventry Cathedral, and will be releasing a series of new recordings and classic recordings on Guild over the coming years.