The music of the Estonian organist-composer Peeter Süda (18831920) combines contrapuntal mastery with a virtuosic command of the Romantic organ.
Süda was one of an extraordinary number of Estonian composers to die young.
His brief life and his perfectionism meant that his output exclusively for the organ remained small, but it is beautifully crafted and highly expressive.
This handful of original works is complemented by a mighty transcription of Liszts symphonic poem Tasso
This first recording of Südas organ music was previously available only in a limited-edition release made by the organist and has been completely remastered for its release by Toccata Classics.The Artist
Estonian organist Ines Maidre
has taught the organ at the Estonian Music Academy and is now an associate professor of organ at the Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen. This is the first of several CDs of Estonian organ music she will make for Toccata Classics.
The recordings are excellent, always clear and well recessed within the vaious acoustics. This is a valuble recording. --IRR,Jan'13