The Buxtehude Influence
25 February 2009
Andrew Arthur's double CD The Buxtehude Influence has received very good reviews from the music journalists (see below).
The CD of Organ music by D Buxtehude and J S Bach was recorded at Trinity Hall, Cambridge on the Carsten Lund organ and is played by Andrew Arthur, Director of Music, Trinity Hall.
If you would like to buy a copy of the CD, at £15 per copy, then please visit the Porters' Lodge; For copies to be sent by mail, contact the Development Office, £16.00 per copy UK or £17.00 per copy (Overseas), cheques payable to "Trinity Hall".
'...enormous admiration for the beauties of this handsome 2006 instrument by the Danish firm of Carsten Lund...Andrew Arthur, Director of Music at Trinity Hall, brings expertise and scholarship to this repertoire.
Well-selected pieces and colourful registration present the Dane in most sympathetic light - a comprehensive tour of the organ's resources into the bargain...Ever thought-provoking. Bravo!'
Choir & Organ
'This new, beautifully crafted small organ provides some lovely sounds, particularly the flutes, and Andrew Arthur exploits every available combination from the 20 stops...He plays this cleverly devised programme with musicality and an excellent understanding of the music...this recording should be of interest to many...'
Early Music Review
'...a good understanding of period performance style and technique.
Fantasia in G minor and the Bach Passacaglia are given particularly fine performances, showing just what a smallish organ is capable of when played well.'
BBC Music Magazine
'...scrupulously considered performances...'"