Christopher Jacobson returns to NativeDSD Music with his 3rd DSD release. Works for Organ features music from Saint-Saens, Poulenc and Widor. Jacobson is accompanied on the album by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Kazuki Yamada. The album entered the NativeDSD Top 10 Best Sellers list within 24 hours of release. It's available at the Native DSD Music store in Stereo and Multichannel DSD.
The monumental and colorful sounds of the organ and symphony orchestra blend together perfectly on this splendid recording of Saint-Saëns’s “Organ” Symphony, Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani and the Toccata from Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphony No. 5.
The majestic organ chords at the start of the final movement of Saint-Saëns’s symphony equal the sublime effect of Beethoven’s choral conclusion of his Ninth, and have made it an audience’s favorite straight from the moment of its 1886 premiere. Poulenc’s organ concerto shows the composer’s retrospective side, while simultaneously offering flashes of his stylistic playfulness. After Poulenc’s serene concerto, Widor’s Toccata offers a vibrant conclusion to this program.
The Geneva Victoria Hall organ is played by Christopher Jacobson, who has already released a solo album with performances on the Aeolian Organ at Duke University Chapel, as well as a recording of Tyberg Masses with the South Dakota Chorale on Pentatone which are available from NativeDSD.
On this album, he works with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and conductor Kazuki Yamada, both of whom have DSD albums that are also available at NativeDSD Music.