Tim Swanson on PIPORG-L@list.uiowa.edu:


... the Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso undertaking of nigh epic dimensions. [Filsell] brought the vast orchestral score to life as symphonic organ music with heroic energy. The passion and drama (exemplified in the titanic contention between the Dies Irae and the Blagosloven yesi, Gospodi in the final movement) was authentic and gripping. A piece of this length demands virtually boundless skill in creating a kaleidoscope of organ timbres corresponding to Rachmaninoff’s constantly varying palette of orchestral sound. In this, as in the other dimensions of musicianship, Jeremy Filsell is peerless ...