Peter Clark Posted January 19, 2008 Share Posted January 19, 2008 I seem to recall reading somewhere - it may well have been here - that Messiaen did not possess a particularly secure pedal technique, a supposition which is at least partially supported by the fact that the majority of his pedal - though not of course his manual - writing is relatively straightforward. However since he was organist at a notable Paris church for a long time surely he would have ben expected to play the "repetoire" including eg Bach, whose pedal writing is at times demanding. So is this just a rumour put about by some anti-Messiaen terrorist, an apocryphal tale or does it have some basis in reality? Personally I doubt the last option. Peter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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