Daniel Beilschmidt - Organist

CD Olivier Messiaen 
"Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité" (GENUIN, 2013)


"... This is probably the definitive version or at least one of them. The nine meditations are given expansive, dynamic, stupendously vital interpretations. Maestro Beilschmidt has captured the extraordinary visionary qualities of the work and the recording engineers have captured the marvelous organ space-itudes faithfully and excitingly....


This is one to treasure. Messiaen can only be imitated, never matched. Because his way with tones was all his. Beilschmidt brings that truth home to us with a kind of aching clarity."


classicalmodernmusic.blogspot - Grego Applegate Edwards, 2013 




CD "Winds and Pipes"
Saxon Wind Philharmonic/Thomas Clamor
Daniel Beilschmidt, Organ


...Thomas Clamor’s direction is characterised by a strong sense of forward movement and purposeful focus, and Beilschmidt’s often excitable fingerwork adds to the sense of brisk business-like activity, which informs so much of this playing. The Saxon Wind Philharmonic certainly makes a very fine sound, although there are some slightly unsavoury intonation issues here and there. These, though, are largely an inevitable consequence of the instrumental line-up, and accounts for the uncommon juxtaposition of full wind orchestra and organ. The recording has a strange sense of duality; often it has a close, intimate feel, but at other times - notably in the Gabrieli – the stage opens up to the extent that the winds seem almost to have been banished to a far corner of the cathedral, in which the recording was made.

Music web international 2017, by Marc Rochester


Bachfest Leipzig 2014


While Reglint Bühler (soprano), Annette Markert (alto), Martin Lattke (tenor), and the two basses all did a splendid job, I would like to hear more of the Thomaner on the solos in cantatas. The organist Daniel Beilschmidt deserves special commendation for the solos in the first two movements of BWV 146. He played effectively the same music as the solo violin in the concerto we heard earlier, BWV 1052R.


Bach Notes 21 (Fall 2014), by Paul Corneilson