Lee Ridgway from Boston, MA United States
Reviewing Lippincott's performance of AoF at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival, I wrote: "Put on a pedestal by some as "pure, abstract" music, AoF was seen as too difficult for most musicians, much less an audience, to understand and appreciate. Lippincott brought AoF down from its pedestal and turned it into living, breathing music, by turns thoughtful, dancing, graceful, or bold. Lippincott proved this is music to be played, heard, and enjoyed. She drew from a veritable painter’s palette of articulations, touches, phrasings, tempi, and registrations to express the characters and moods of Bach's contrapuncti and canons." [The American Organist, Oct. 2009]
Happily, what I wrote in 2009 applies to this recording.
Lippincott's "partner", Eastman's Craighead-Saunders organ, has been captured as faithfully as one could wish by Roger Sherman. Among AoF recordings this is at the top. Repeated listenings will reward with continued enjoyment and enlightenment.
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