Felix Hell in Savannah (2006)
Prelude, Fugue & Ciaconne C Major, BuxWV 137
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude & Fugue G Major, BWV 541
Variations sur un Noël
Suite gothique, op. 25
I. Introduction - Choral
II. Menuet gothique
III. Prière à Notre-Dame
Symphony No. 5, op. 42
II. Allegro Cantabile
Variations & Fugue on "America"
“German organist Felix Hell is a top-flight organist. His background is as impressive as his playing. He has studied at the University of Church Music in Heidelberg, the Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute, not to mention attending master classes and additional coaching by the likes of Wolfgang Rübsam, Marie-Claire Alain and Dame Gillian Weir, among others. This recording, in addition to showing off Hell’s talents, showcases the new (2005) Rieger-Kloss organ… The Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, chose an old-fashioned, but brand-new, pipe organ. And it sounds superb… Hell has a well chosen, varied program from Buxtehude and J.S. Bach to Widor and Reger to display this instrument… Hell is a musically skillful and mature musician, who began as a young prodigy. Couple him with a real pipe organ that has spectacular sound and you have a truly knock-out disc.”
Zan Furtwangler, Audiophile Audition
"[Felix Hell] is a performer of taste and discipline, with a powerhouse technique. "
"The performances are good assured and technically fine...the instrument is bright and potent enough for any literature...[Felix Hell] clearly bears watching. An impressive presentation."
American Record Guide
"...his undoubted talent and old-school American training have left him with a virtuosic technique capable of tackling all the major romantic and 20th century repertoire"