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Dan Morgan
MusicWeb International, December 2017

This album may have arrived too late for Nielsen’s 150th birthday bash, but it was well worth the wait. These are remarkable pieces, played with authority and style by the Danish organist Bine Bryndorf. As ever, Dacapo’s production values are sky high, and that means good documentation and superior sonics. © 2017 MusicWeb International

Christopher Nickol
Gramophone, April 2017

Bryndorf’s excellent performances have calm, unhurried tempos, and her imaginative use of the organ gives each of the 29 Preludes their own unique tone colour.

Bryndorf’s controlled, measured tempos and carefully chosen dynamics enable Nielsen’s visionary composition to be heard with exemplary clarity. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Antony Hodgson, March 2017

Bine Bryndorf brings great imagination to her readings and is inventive in her use of registration so that the ear is provided with a variety of colours.

Bryndorf hurls the fierce harmonies at the listener with huge force over a comforting long-held pedal note while achieving the utmost clarity. Throughout her reading, carefully considered registration represents the essence of interpretative success. © 2017 Read complete review

John Quinn
MusicWeb International, February 2017

This is a splendid disc and one that throws welcome light onto an under-appreciated area of Carl Nielsen’s output. Though Commotio is the masterpiece here and all the other pieces are slighter in comparison all the music on the programme is well worth hearing. Bine Bryndorf is a terrific advocate for the music, whether she’s playing it or writing about it, and the DaCapo sound is absolutely superb. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Jeremy Pound
BBC Music Magazine, February 2017

Interspersed with songs, this is an indispensable introduction to Nielsen’s organ music. Commotio is the major work on this disc, but there is plenty of interest elsewhere. © 2017 BBC Music Magazine

Dan Morgan
MusicWeb International, December 2016

…it’s Bryndorf’s affectionate and spontaneous way with these surprisingly varied Preludes that deserves the highest praise. One need look no further than the first one, which has a luminosity and poise that’s simply marvellous. Even the more imposing pieces—No, 2, for instance—are commendably precise and properly scaled. Her choice of registration and the organ’s versatile, rather ‘woody’ character—especially well caught in the warming cadences of A holy life, a blessed death and the fretwork of No. 4—add to one’s sense of joy and grateful discovery.

Bryndorf may be late to the party, but it was well worth the wait; peerless playing and stellar sonics make this a must-have for organ buffs and Nielsen fans alike. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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