SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE GRAND ORGAN INAUGURAL RECITALS
The Sydney Opera House Grand organ is in many ways a unique instrument. Built by Ronald Sharp, it has over 10,500 pipes, of which 2,700 can be sounded simultaneously. It is the largest instrument in Australia, and the largest mechanical action organ in the world. This recording captures items from the inaugural series of performances given by several organists in 1979, which began with the recital by Douglas Lawrence.
|playing time: 71.54
direct sale price: $18.99
audio sample: Schumann: Canon (extract)
|“I consider the disk is a must-have for both the music and the history. I think I'll just listen to it once more before bed.” - David Powis (Plenum Magazine)|
|this is all delightfully played and registered most colourfully on an instrument offering unlimited possibilities . . . the CD also includes excellent notes on the music with further information on the instrument” - John Maidment (Organ Historical Trust of Australia News)|
|A spirit of adventure also pervades the performers . . . of particular note is [Donald] Hollier's mercurial account of Liszt's monumental Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H.” - Tony Way (The Age - Green Guide)|