The Best of Kevin Bowyer: Discover Organ Masterworks of the 20th Century
Sixty years of contemporary organ music: from Nielsen’s monumental masterpiece Commotio of 1931 through the colourful and sometimes challenging mid-century works of Schoeberg, Alain, Langlais, Górecki, Pärt and Glass, to the turn-of-the century works of Bowers-Broadbent and Burrell. This is a sonic spectacle demonstrating the power of the modern organ in both its sacred and secular roles.
Kevin Bowyer has studied with Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, David Sanger, Virginia Black and Paul Steinitz. In his early career he won first prizes in five international organ competitions. At home Kevin has played solo and concerto concerts in most of the major venues and festivals. Tours abroad have taken him throughout Europe, North America, Australia and Japan. He has released a great number of solo CDs, many of which have won awards. These include many landmark recordings of contemporary music as well as the complete organ music of J S Bach on 29 CDs also with Nimbus Records. MusicWeb International, described him as “one of the world’s hardiest and most formidable virtuosos…” and Gramophone magazine described him as “unique”.