DVD Video (region free, PAL/NTSC) & Audio CD
The debut DVD from Thomas Trotter – one of the world’s greatest organists – and the first DVD release from Regent Records. An opportunity to enjoy, both visually and aurally, Thomas Trotter’s artistry and staggering technique in a celebration of town hall virtuosity, on the great concert hall organ with which he is intimately acquainted.
Features a highly entertaining and varied programme of organ pieces from the heart of the town hall tradition, including Thalben-Ball’s Variations on a theme of Paganini played almost entirely on the pedals.
Extra features include a biographical interview with Thomas Trotter and a guide to the Town Hall organ.
Box contains both a DVD Video (performance in 5.1 surround sound), audio CD, and a 16 page booklet with notes on the music, the Town Hall, and a newly-written article on the history of the organ by Nicholas Thistlethwaite.
“should you want Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture on the organ, this is a recording to turn to. Trotter plays everything from memory, unusually among organists and even more remarkable given the complex registrations involved here.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2012 ****
“Filming an organist playing a recital is a notoriously difficult assignment...[It is] difficult to get all the elements right. This film comes as close as any...Trotter operates with a sleight of hand that's as slick as any conjurer's. The performances are everything on has come to expect from one of the world's greatest organists, notable for their clarity, rhythmic buoyancy, stylistic taste, imaginative colouring - and the ability to amaze.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012