Franck: Organ Works

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Label: GUILD
Catalog: GMCD7816
Format: COMPACT DISC

Patrick, David M.

David M. Patrick’s latest project is to record Cesar Franck’s organ music for Guild on the magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ of St. Alban’s Cathedral. The first album contains some of Franck’s greatest music, including the three Chorals, the Pastorale and Grand Piece Symphonique. Superbly recorded by Paul Crichton, David’s interpretations certainly eschew the sacred approach to Franck’s organ music. 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.

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