The fluttering figurations of the Prelude speak with a delicate poignancy and the Fugue blossoms into that ecstatic exaltation so characteristic of Franck.
It faces some stiff competition, however, since the account by Bertrand Chamayou is likely to hold the field for the foreseeable future. Things become a bit waylaid in the Andante , however, with its over-abundance of sentiment, veering perilously close to preciousness. The energy of the Scherzo provides bracing contrast, though its flight is occasionally tethered by a heavy, undifferentiated bass. The brief Intermezzo prepares a truly impressive finale.
Kim delineates the proliferation of thematic material with aplomb, pulls off a galvanising fugato and achieves a wonderful orchestral heft in the lonely cadential chords that end the piece. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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