This is suitably gripping stuff! Phillip Lefebvre harnesses the power of the Notre Dame organ to thrilling effect: menacing, tender and dramatic by turns as the Lille orchestra match the 'call and response' baroque flavoured character of the piece. Thrilling yet not overblown, this also has moments of gentle tenderness.
Perhaps surprisingly, the harpsichord concerto also works, despite the apparent imbalance in the musical forces, and doesn't overstay its welcome given the quality of the recording. The suite francais reflects its dance origins throughout a series of alternating moods, and fascinating studies. A winning combination throughout.