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Johan van Veen
MusicWeb International, June 2014

Scheidemann’s organ oeuvre is versatile and compelling, and Ms Brown delivers fine performances… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Choir & Organ, January 2014

The early playing techniques and the rhythmic flexibility with a sure sense of pulse reveal the musical interest of this repertoire in the varied ranges of genres…a fine achievement all round. © 2014 Choir & Organ



Mark Sealey
Classical Net, December 2013

The recording’s acoustic is calm, spacious and has just the right amount of atmosphere to convey the very best of this wonderful music. If you’ve been collecting the series, you’ll not want to miss this volume. If organ music from the generations before Bach intrigues, Scheidemann is a good place to start. Julia Brown’s playing is more than merely competent. It’s convincing, persuasive and full of expression. This series—and this CD in it—are strongly recommended. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Early Music Review, December 2013

Julia Brown’s excellent Scheidemann series continues...As with her previous CDs, the programme is well balanced, representing the full range of Scheidemann’s extraordinary output of organ works. © 2013 Early Music Review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, November 2013

Many years have passed since Julia Brown embarked on the task of placing on disc the complete organ works of the long-forgotten Heinrich Scheidemann. History will place his name as little other than the organist who added a fourth manual to his Hamburg instrument to add to the range of colours available, and thus prompted the development of the instrument. Heard today his music does not seem of momentous value, but it was to form the basis of the great organist-composers that were to follow including Bach and his contemporaries. The Dutch organist’s influences you hear in the opening Magnificat the only extended work on this seventh volume. There follows the Fantasia in D minor, the opening seemingly having strayed into the far distant future…[Brown] plays the organ built in 2004 by John Brombaugh for the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois. He is an expert in the field of recreating period instruments, this one offering 17th century sounds without the compromises you have to accept in the originals. © 2013 David’s Review Corner






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