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Lynn René Bayley
Fanfare, September 2014

This disc…reveals the composer’s work for his instrument as having exceptionally thick textures and a combination of melodic tonality and harmonic complexity bordering on bitonality at times.

…Rübsam is quite obviously a fine organist who thoroughly understands these pieces. Nothing is played in a dull or uninteresting manner or tempo…his performances sounded fresh. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, May 2014

We have now reached the fifteenth volume of the complete organ music of Max Reger, the German-born composer who sadly died at the early age of forty-three. As I commented in last month’s installment to the series, they would make excellent ‘filling in’ pieces for church services, as most last either side of two minutes. All written in long established tonality, the second is a quite elaborate fugue requiring perfect clarity and articulation from the performer, while the fourth, described as a Capriccio in A minor, is a vivacious and exciting score of considerable difficulty. The disc ends with the Postludium in D minor an audience pleasing score in his unusual harmonic language. The disc is played by Wolfgang Rübsam on the Skinner organ in the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Chicago, an instrument with an impressive display of pipes and ranks, and regarded among the finest American examples of 20th century Romantic organs. © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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