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James A. Altena
Fanfare, July 2016

BRITANNIC ORGAN (THE), Vol. 1 OC840
BRITANNIC ORGAN (THE), Vol. 4 OC843
BRITANNIC ORGAN (THE), Vol. 5 - Richard Wagner on Welte OC844
BRITANNIC ORGAN (THE), Vol. 8 - REGER, M. OC847
BRITANNIC ORGAN (THE), Vol. 11 - Rare Historic Welte Rolls played on the Britannic Organ, Improvisations by British and German Organists OC850

Of these five volumes, Volumes 4 and 8 are indispensable to anyone interested in historic recordings of composer/performers; Volume 1 is virtually essential for those collecting any other volumes in the series for its introductory information, if not its recordings; and Volume 5 is a real treat for any Wagnerian who does not have a prejudice against transcriptions. …Overall, highly recommended. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, November 2014

…there can be nothing but praise for the presentation of these discs. I remain deeply impressed, as throughout this series, with the dedication, thoroughness and care with which the eight volumes, thus far, have been prepared.

This is the first complete presentation of all [of Reger’s] 16 rolls and considerable work has gone on in respect of correct speeds to present them in the best light, and sound.

Kurt Grosse plays two of the fantasies. He clearly had a sizeable technique and achieved the cultivation of tremendous colour…

Much will always be taken on trust with rolls of piano or organ music, but this series is setting a high standard of reproduction and analysis. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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