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Title:The Embrace of Fire Synopsis
Artist:Amy Johansen   Bio
Item:7022
Price:$17.98
Sample:Track 4 (opening) Second Movement, The Embrace of Fire
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Additional Details

Format:Digital Audio CD
Length:77' 04
Organ:Schantz STOPLIST
Venue:Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark New Jersey USA WEBSITE
Recorded:10/08/1990
Released:12/15/1991
Producer:Frederick Hohman
Notes Author:Amy Johansen
Notes Language:English
Graphics Format:8pp book, traycard, jewelbox
UPC #:636077702228

Critics' Comments

Laser Disc Gazette "...Ms. Johansen is quite a virtuoso and a real technical wiz. (The engineering) has captured better than most this most complex of instruments. The full organ has lots of weight (and yes, there's quite a bit of subwoofer action at times) but also a lot of transparencty and clarity missing in most organ recordings."


Sydney Organ Journal "...Prepare to be bowled over...a truly mind-blowing experience!... I could not rate the recording more highly as it represents my ideal of how an organ recording should sound... superb performance... Highly recommended.”


The Organ "...This is one of those CD's which it impossible to praise too highly. Miss Johansen plays with such understanding and wonderful rhythmic drive that it is difficult to imagine a better interpreter for this music... this CD would make a perfect introduction to his (Hakim's) music... Very highly recommended."


Track Listing
[ Track # • Title • Composer • Duration ]

01 • Fantaisie sur “Adeste, fideles” • Naji Hakim • 8'51"
02 • Expressions for Organ 16-22 • Naji Hakim • 16'16"
03 • The Embrace of Fire - I. • Naji Hakim • 4'27"
04 • The Embrace of Fire - II. • Naji Hakim • 6'8"
05 • The Embrace of Fire - III. • Naji Hakim • 4'23"
06 • Expressions for Organ 23-30 • Naji Hakim • 18'11"
07 • Hommage à Igor Stravinski - I. Prélude • Naji Hakim • 6'18"
08 • Hommage à Igor Stravinski - II. Danse • Naji Hakim • 4'33"
09 • Hommage à Igor Stravinski - Final • Naji Hakim • 7'58"

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