Gail Archer’s, "A Russian Journey," Reviewed by Gramophone

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

"The superb musicianship, masterly technique and programming savvy informing the American organist Gail Archer’s previous Meyer Media releases prevail throughout ‘A Russian Journey.' Of the two César Cui Preludes that open the disc, the G minor is the more interesting on account of its sombre countenance and slowly building climax. By contrast, Lyapunov’s Prelude pastorale has the restless chromaticism and subtle invention of Liszt’s finest organ works; its softer, lyrical sections showcase Archer’s ability to spin long yet well-defined legato lines." Gail Archer is the Director of the Music Program at Barnard College. Read full review.