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James A. Altena
Fanfare, March 2017

With this volume, Oehms reaches the end of its remarkable series of recordings of organ rolls made for the Welte-Philharmonie player organ, of which only the one instrument used in this series is known to survive in working condition.

Without a doubt the most important aspect of this new set is—at long last, after a single item appeared in Volume 3 of this series—the appearance in the series of rolls made by the famed Italian organist Marco Enrico Bossi (1861–1925). He was the company’s first official recording artist, following the early test rolls made in 1912 by Carl Hofner and Johannes Diebold.

…Oehms is to be commended for its dedication and perseverance here, and also for the clean recorded sound and typically elaborate and well-illustrated booklet that accompanies this (and every) volume in the series. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, August 2016

This contemplative music is played with devout reverence by the composer though he digs into Dubois’s In Paradisium, a bizarre piece with harmonium registrations and a surfeit of bells.

As before, and throughout, this series has scored top marks for presentation and background information. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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