“Orlos, Clarines y otros Nazardos”. Loreto Aramendi plays Baroque music at the Pedro Echevarría organ (1744) of the Salamanca Cathedral and at the Jordi Bosch Organ (1765) of the Sant Andreu de Santanyí Parish. Loreto Aramendi hat ein glückliches Händchen…
“Loreto Aramendi delivers a true masterpiece”
“Thanks to Aramendi’s fabulous and clearly pianistic trained playing technique, which takes every hurdle of the sometimes treacherously arranged transcriptions loose. On the other hand, in view of their finely applied agogics, which misses not the slightest dramaturgical detail. Thus, Liszt’s funérailles from the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1853) become a visionary event, Rachmaninoff’s famous piano prelude in c sharp minor receives unimaginable greatness and apocalyptic power.”
Crítica de Rupert Gough en Choir & Organ del mes de Noviembre-Diciembre 2017.
“Highly recommended” […] “Never heard the Cavaillé-Coll of St Ouen handled so adeptly” […] “Loreto Aramendi gets to the heart of all these pieces with effortless style and considerable flair” […] Louis Robilliard provides masterful arrangments of works including Rachmaninov’s L’île des morts and Fauré’s suite Pelléas et Mélisande.
“Version of reference” […] “a Audio Magic trick” […] “Orchestral magic” […] “Success up to the paroxysm with the Symphonic poem of Rachmaninov” […] “Recital deeply achieved”.
Transcriptions. Loreto Aramendi plays Camille Saint-Saëns, Sergei Rachmaninov, F. Liszt, J.S. Bach, Richard Wagner and Gabriel Fauré at the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1890) pipe organ of the Saint Ouen Abbaye of Rouen (France).
Excellent review of the double CD by “Organists’ Review” – December 2016 (reviewer : David Baker).
“This is a splendid recording” [..] “It is clear that Loreto Aramendi is a very special player performing on an outstanding instrument” [..] “Aramendi’s total command of the instrument makes these two CDs worthy of special praise”
“Exemplary nature of playing” [..] “Playing and interpretation of a very high standard thanks to the performer’s stunning technique and her command of the registrational complexities of both the organ and the composition”
Excellent review from Loreto Aramendi’s double-CD by “The Sydney Organ Journal”
Loreto Aramendi plays F. Liszt, C. Franck, Ch. Tournemire and J. Brahms at the gran Aristide Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ (1863) of the Santa Maria Basilica in San Sebastian (Basque country – Spain).