, May 2013
It was a whim that led me to request this CD for review. I had never even heard of Walter Braunfels, after all. Moments after beginning to play it, however, I knew that my instincts were good, because this music is rather special, and deserves to be known by a broader audience.
The Symphonic Variations…is a sophisticated yet ebullient and good-natured work…
The large Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue for organ…is worth a listen.
I am astonished that none of these works have been recorded previously. I am thankful that Albrecht and his colleagues have presented them so ably. These are gorgeous performances of important music. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review