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Of immediate interest here is the first recording of Carl Rütti’s gloriously dramatic Concerto for Organ (his second), Strings and Percussion, thrillingly played with combustible flair by Martin Heini – who also relishes treating Rütti’s title track like the virtuoso fireworks display it is – and conducted with no less incendiary imagination by Rainer Held, its two initiators. Arensky’s lushly orchestrated op.35 Tchaikovsky Variations and Poulenc’s characterful timpani- and strings-accompanied organ concerto prove delectable bed fellows. Vivid recorded sound adds to the considerable pleasure.

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