This CD is an overview of what the young professional organist can do with the classical organ repertoire. The choice of pieces reflect the various moods of execution to a particular purpose : performance.
The selection of pieces is for sure, bright and uneasy one, starting with the First Sonata of Guilmant and its acrobatic final, the Final of Vierne's First Symphony, followed by two monumental masterpieces from Franz Liszt B-A-C-H and the Ad Nos, ad Salutarem Undam. The only meditative piece is from Rheinberger, Abendfriede, which serves here as smooth transition between Guilmant and Vierne.
For sure, Felix Hell brings lot of fresh air in the conservative world of organ. Furthermore, the performer who's already worldwide known as a north American star with a personal touch, is a grant holder from Julliard School.
This CD is just a preview of what Felix Hell can do live in concert. Hope the best for a bright future.