This Dupré / Petr Eben looks at first sight, like an unmutual mix of genre, despite the similarity in the period, as twentieth century organ masterpieces. We recall that Dupré made a spectacular performance in United States during the `40th. Here, the elegance in style of Dupré may contrast with the deep and tortuous mood of Petr Eben, but the worst didn't happened.
Otherwise, another aspect of this CD focused on eclectic religious sense of the repertoire depicted by the most outstanding sound of the Saint-Thomas's organ of New York under the hands of Handcock.
Hard at times, and corrosive in style, this organ music mixture is not uninteresting. The smoothest of Petr Eben's work was chosen here, with the "Sunday Music". Depicted as an austere and dark personage, Petr'Eben leads nevertheless the audience to summates, mainly in his Sunday Music, full of sunshine and easygoing mood. At times, this piece remind me the old Sundays of the past, as time didn't seem to go so fast, making this apart weekday a sort of "out-of-time".
Not so popular by organists and organ fans, mostly hang to the French or German repertoire, Petr Eben is still a curiosity for which a great attention worth the detour.