The British publication Classical CD Choice selected the new recording Chernivtsi: Contemporary Ukrainian Organ Music by Gail Archer (Professor of Professional Practice, Music, Barnard) as one of their top picks among recent releases.
CHERNIVTSI: CONTEMPORARY UKRAINIAN ORGAN MUSIC
Gail Archer, organ/Swan Studios
Organ aficionados will be intrigued by this unusual disc which supplies a programme of unfamiliar music played by Gail Archer, a virtuoso organist who provides the perfect entrée to these composers. Gail Archer is known for enthralling listeners with her musicality, sensitivity, and visceral quality. Here, she introduces listeners to rarely performed works by six 19th-21st century Ukrainian composers. The organ literature of Eastern Europe is little known in the West, both in Western Europe and the United States. Archer is dedicated to drawing attention to Ukrainian modern composers through ongoing research and performances.