Notes and Editorial Reviews
As both an organist and a composer, Lebanese-born Naji Hakim has distinguished himself as one of the most active artists of his generation. A virtuosic performer, who succeeded Olivier Messiaen as organist at l'église de la Trinité in Paris, many of his works draw on his own Christian beliefs (in 2007 he was honoured with a Papal award for his services to the church). The works are recorded on the new van den Heuvel organ of the Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen (opened in 2009).
Praise for Naji Hakim?s last disc on Signum (The Organ of Glenalmond College, SIGCD130):
“For all that one is used to Hakim?s coruscating brilliance, the sheer technical skill and white-hot intensity of the Hakim
imagination in blending these dirge-like themes into music left this Scotsman duly open mouthed.” -- Grame Kay, Choir & Organ Magazine, December 2008
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