Organist Paul Jacobs and Soprano Christine Brewer – Spectacular CD, ‘Divine Redeemer’

by Sean Martinfield | See: By Sean, Sean's Reviews and Interviews

Organist Paul Jacobs and soprano Christine Brewer come to San Francisco’s Davies Hall on Sunday afternoon, October 18 to present works from their recording, Divine Redeemer, released last month on the Naxos label. The CD features selections by Bach, Handel, Franck, Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Puccini, Gounod, and Reger. Sunday’s concert will also include Widor’s Toccata from Symphony No. 5 and the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria.
[Click here to read my complete interview on HuffingtonPost.]

PAUL JACOBS. Photo, Fran Kaufman

“Musicians have become so biased,” said Paul Jacobs, “in what they perceive as the perfect acoustic, they forget that so much of history’s great music was conceived for more reverberant spaces. The reverberation in some of the great churches in Europe and the United States does not necessarily effect the clarity. There is tremendous definition, tremendous clarity and color. The total effect is other worldly.”

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