MusingMuso Posted July 23, 2005 Share Posted July 23, 2005 Go to almost any recital, and the chances are, the music will consist of Bach, French Romantic music and something by Howells. It's a predictable recipe. Is no-one aware of the huge corpus of quality organ-music (much of it contemporary) from Eastern Europe? This is really where it is "happening," yet we ignore it or don't know about it. Has anyone ever heard a Brixi Organ Concerto or the Preludes & Fugues of Seger? As for the organs, some sound absolutely fabulous and others are incredibly historic. What do the organ-building names of Michael Engler, Pecs, Rieger or Josef Angster mean to anyone? Which organ has the most fantastic organ-case in Europe, with carved moving figures on it? Which Eastern European organ-builder took the sound of Cavaille-Coll back home with him? Eastern Europe isn't the planet "Zog," but it IS a whole new world awaiting discovery by organists who think there is no future. MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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