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Penguin Guide, January 2009

The Naxos pairing is also more than worth its modest price. Burno Mathieu is a pupil of Marie-Claire Alain, and a splendid organist in his own right. Moreover, he chooses the ‘historic’ organ at Nancy, which still has mechanical traction, and provides a very characterful baroque palette of its own, richly displayed in the Cantiléne of No.3. But the pedals are very telling, too, and the finale of No. 6 is powerfully spectacular; yet overall, inner detail is remarkably clear. The only small disappointment is the Scherzo of No. 6, where the diabolic rhythmic figure is not as ironically piquant as with Van Oosten.

American Record Guide, December 1996

"...I can easily recommend this disc."

Gramophone, September 1996

"This outstanding recording...reveals a vividly colourful and uncompromisingly full-throated instrument and a player with a strong feel for the music and a keen sense of its dramatic potential."

BBC Music Magazine

"Mathieu plays with flair and both symphonies are given committed performances. Recorded sound is bright and full"

Classic CD

"This is terrific. The historic organ of L'Eglise Saint-Sebastien de Nancy is capable of earth-shaking, often frightening sound....Sound quality, like the playing is first class"

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