Guest spottedmetal Posted February 5, 2008 Share Posted February 5, 2008 Dear All Following my post about the nightclub generation, and the encouragement from MusingMuso I pointed Barbara Dennerlein to the discussion and she has responded . . . . Barbara is veering towards doing very exciting things with the pipe organ but my post about this was diverted by people who appeared much more disamused by my unconventional methods of producing 1812 explosions . I suppose, intending to cause fun havoc and pandemonium at our forthcoming jamboree, I shouldn't have been at all surprised at people causing havoc to the logic of my post and getting distracted from the serious issue of bringing the pipe organ into 21st century culture. Barbara has replied: Thank you! Do you promote pipe organ concerts? I would love to come and play pipe organ concerts in England. Would any other venues be interested in booking her so that she could do a worthwhile tour within a few days in England? I'd also like to get over Eric Dalest from the south of France to do some recitals and improvisation masterclasses and Raúl Prieto Ramírez from the National Concert Hall in Madrid. I'm sure that an international approach to promoting the pipe organ and its repertoire will be capable of generating excitement among audiences but to make the travelling worthwhile, it's necessary to pull together. Is anyone daring enough to consider seeing what we can do? Best wishes David P Encouragement from MM: Indeed, were some organists to demonstrate that the spirit of Barbara Dennerlein is possible on the pipe organ, which with mutations and mixtures it is, they might prevent the onslaught of the happy-clappies throwing the organ out. =============================== Isn't she just superb? I think my favourite is "Rankett Rag" closely followed by "A'int misbehavin'" MM Quote about Barbara which was diverted by 1812 bangs: Delighted to hear of support for Carlo and acknowledging the need for more. A great mutual friend hearing a CD of our last concert has tipped Hugh Potton to be capable of being the next Carlo, and I have tried to introduce them to do some duets. I have just posted an update on the Organ to be Hated or Loved which will be of great amusement to some . . . Teddybears Picnic is certainly not the nightclub generation, definitely the tea-dance category, and one of my favourites on the organ since the age of 12. Does anyone else play it on their organ? Clearly others in the past have wanted to be a bit more contemporary, and I was pleased to see Gershwin being taught on organ at Eton then. This is clearly a momentum we need to keep going. Has anyone else come across Barbara Dennerlein who I mentioned the other day? It looks as though she is bringing her technique across to the classical in her collaboration with an orchestra. This crossing-boundaries approach has mileage . . . http://www.barbaradennerlein.com/en/news/index.php In fact, I see that she is doing things not just with Hammond but her itinerary includes at least two concerts on "church organ": http://www.barbaradennerlein.com/en/itinerary/index.php Wouldn't it be wonderful to get her doing a tour over here in England??? Where first? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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