Notes & Reviews:
John O'Donnell has turned his attention from piano to organ and harpsichord to explore the 16th, 17th, and 18th century keyboard repertoire. He has introduced Australian audiences to a diversity of repertoire from the English virginalists and continental composers of these eras. He performs a collection of works of the German composer Georg Böhm who lived from 1661 to 1733.
American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Stella plays Bohm's complete works, and O'Donnell offers a selection of harpsichord music that includes dance suites and chorale variations. Both players are excellent. Stella uses a great deal of rubato to delineate the smaller gestures in the music. On the harpsichord Stella is particularly skilled at this technique. O'Donnell favors a clean, almost organ-like style of harpsichord playing. For the opportunity alone of hearing Bohm's magnificent chorale variations on both harpsichord and organ, listeners may want to own both recordings.
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