Robert Costin

Organist and harpsichordist

 
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Organ Triumphant: Romantic Organ Classics

"The highlight of Robert Costin's programme is his fine, spacious performance of Harwood's first sonata. The Wellington [Town Hall] organ is ideal for this and the other late 19th and early to mid-20th-century works…[he] plays with authority and the engineers have successfully captured the full range of this fine instrument." (Choir and Organ)

Recorded on the Norman and Beard organ in Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand, April 2003.

Toccata (from Symphony No 5) (Widor)
Sonata No 1 in C sharp minor (Harwood)
Chorale Prelude on “Eventide” (Parry)
Rhapsody on a Ground (Statham)
Solemn Melody (Walford Davies)
Nimrod (Elgar arr. Gower)
Sonata No 3 (1st Movement) (Mendelssohn)
War March of the Priests (Mendelssohn arr. Best)
Ceremonial March (Sumsion)

It is available to purchase from Kiwi Pacific Records NZ.


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Herbert Howells:
Organ Music

"Few CDs approach the excellence of performance of this issue." (International Record Review)

Recorded on the Norman and Beard Organ in Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand, April 2006.

Rhapsody in E flat minor, Op. 17 No. 2
Sonata for Organ (No. 2)
Intrata (No. 2)
Partita

It is available to purchase from the following distributors:

Presto Classical
Marbecks Records NZ


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Liszt and Reubke Organ Works

"Displaying consummate control he expertly demonstrates the range and luxuriant tone colours of the Norman and Beard organ at Wellington." (MusicWeb)

Recorded on the Norman and Beard organ in Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand, April 2007.

Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" (Franz Liszt)
Sonata on the 94th Psalm (Julius Reubke)

It can be purchased from Presto Classical or Marbecks NZ.


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The Excellent Art of Voluntary

"An excellent survey of 17th and 18th Century British organ music." (Musical Pointers)

Recorded on the organ of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

For programme information please click here. It can be purchased from the following distributors:

Presto Classical
Marbecks NZ


J. S. Bach:
Goldberg Variations
BWV 988

"A marvellous, engrossing performance by a true master." (The Independent)

Recorded on the organ of Pembroke College, Cambridge, December 2012. It is available from Presto Classical.


J. S. Bach:
Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6
BWV 525-530

"Costin’s playing is consistently excellent; articulation is clear and sensitive, tempi finely balanced, and the character of each movement is beautifully conveyed." (Organists' Review)

Recorded on the organ of Pembroke College, Cambridge, December 2013. It is available from Presto Classical.


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J. S. BACH:
The Well-tempered clavier
Books 1 and 2

"This is an absolutely outstanding set of records which should form part of the library of every enthusiast for Bach's music." (The Organ Magazine)

Recorded on the organ of Trinity College, Cambridge in December 2014 and 2015. It is available from Presto Classical.