AXEL RUOFF (b.1957): Complete Works for Organ, Vol. 2 - Symphony No. 2, 7 biblische Szenen, Wie eine Maske dahinter die Nacht gähnt - Toccata 1, Tiefstille, Erscheinung, Shirufa- Toccata 3.
Catalogue Number: 06W061
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0596
Description: As we said last October: “Stylistically, his music unites the French cathedral tradition of composers like Langlais, Dupré and Guillou with the concern with counterpoint and logic heard in Reger and later German figures. Like Messiaen, Ruoff often finds stimulus in religious sources; unlike him, it is biblical narrative that inspires many of Ruoff’s works, and he uses the unparalleled resources of the modern symphonic organ in his response to some of the most dramatic scenes in the Old Testament, writing music of freewheeling energy and uncompromising power.” Jan Lehtola (organ of St. Michael’s Church, Turku, Finland).