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Benjamin Epstein
Andante.com, June 2001

"Here we have a Franck set that is compelling not only because of Naxos' low cost, but also because of the quality of the performances, informative notes, good recorded sound, and an instrument appropriate for the music itself. The result is both a treat to the ears and a good representation of what it may have been like to hear Franck at his instrument. Naxos gives us thoughtful performances on an exemplary instrument at a very reasonable price."



Scott Cantrell
The Dallas Morning News, May 2001

"The 12 major organ works of César Franck are such staples of the instrument's repertory that it's surprising how rarely players really penetrate their romantic idiom. Modern interpreters either wrap them in literalist straitjackets or else pull and tug them to the point that they lose all coherence and urgency. Not so Eric Lebrun¬≠KMr. Lebrun keeps the music moving even as he gives it the most natural ebb and flow - and breathing room¬≠KThe organ provides precisely the sonorities Franck had in mind, by turns plush, piquant and brazen, and recorded sound is clear vivid and spacious."





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