Joseph Nolan

Reviews & Media

 
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Joseph Nolan … has an ability to bring this music to life.
— MusicWeb International    Web | PDF
 
 

“Nolan delivers […] with tremendous ebullience, making a gloriously upbeat conclusion to this superb Widor series.”
— Gramophone    Web | PDF

 
 
…an object lesson in taste and refinement.
— The West Australian    PDF
 
 

“Nolan’s generous tempi allow space for a meditative brilliance—his hallmark—to reach every nook and cranny of these great musical edifices.”
— Limelight    Web | PDF

 

“Joseph Nolan's painstaking approach to registration yields a sound which is about as authentic as you could wish. Add to this his amazingly precise fingerwork, his total mastery of the score and his obvious empathy with this music, and […] this has few challengers when it comes to the utter authority of the performances.”
— Gramophone    Web | PDF

 
 
Nolan’s strength is that he sails through it all with tremendous authority to end up with an interpretation that makes total musical sense.
— Gramophone    Web | PDF
 
 

“Nolan again proves himself to be every bit as adept at orchestration as Widor, his choice of stops and registrations evincing a palette designed to both clarify and delight.”
—Limelight    PDF

 
 
…Nolan’s expressive and sublimely virtuoso performances…
— MusicWeb International    Web | PDF
 
 

“Nolan hovers over all like some musical demiurge, fleet of feet and fingers as he negotiates the massive chords and filigree passagework […]; thoughtful and sensitive yet smouldering with creative tension…”
—Limelight    PDF

 
 
Nolan’s polished and idiomatic account is a joy.
— Limelight    PDF
 
 

“Two things always strike me about Nolan’s conducting: his unerring rhythmic poise and the ferocity of his dramatic intent.”
— Limelight    Web | PDF

 
 
…Nolan’s admirable musical intelligence…
— International Record Review    PDF
 
 

“[Nolan] swaps the blazing intensity that characterises much of his organ symphony recordings for a reflective introversion that reveals yet another dimension of this remarkable musician’s playing.”
— Limelight    Web | PDF

 

Complete Index

Reviews

  • The Organ Midnight at St Etienne du Mont, *****: PDF

  • Organ Review Midnight at St Etienne du Mont, *****: PDF

  • Limelight Midnight at St Etienne du Mont, Recording of the Month: PDF

  • MusicWeb International Midnight at St Etienne du Mont: Web | PDF

  • Gramophone Widor Solo Works: Web | PDF

  • Limelight Widor Solo Works, *****: Web | PDF

  • MusicWeb International Widor Solo Works: Web | PDF

  • Gramophone Widor Symphonies vol. 1: Web | PDF

  • International Record Review Widor Symphonies vol. 1: PDF

  • Limelight Widor Symphonies vol. 1: Web | PDF

  • Gramophone Widor Symphonies vol. 3: Web | PDF

  • Limelight Widor Symphonies vol. 3, Editor’s Choice: Web | PDF

  • Limelight Widor Symphonies vol. 4, *****: Web | PDF

  • Limelight Widor Symphonies vol. 5, *****: Web | PDF

  • The West Australian recital review: PDF

  • Limelight Performance of Solomon with St George’s Cathedral Consort: Web | PDF

Media Features

  • Limelight article by Joseph Nolan, 24th May 2017: Web | PDF

  • Limelight 5 questions for Joseph Nolan: PDF

  • Limelight Q&A with Joseph Nolan about Midnight at St Etienne du Mont: PDF

  • The Australian Feature on Joseph Nolan, 29th September 2016: PDF

  • Limelight article by Joseph Nolan, April 2018: Web | PDF

  • The Organ ‘On recording the Christian Müller organ at Sint Bavokerk, Haarlem — some personal observations’, Joseph Nolan, Summer 2018: PDF