Mark Taylor Posted August 26, 2008 Share Posted August 26, 2008 Did any one else hear a short programme on Radio 3 last night - a talk given by Vaughan-Williams in July 1950 titled “the Great Bourgeois” in which he spoke about performance practice in Bach’s music? Here is a snippet: “We have no longer, thank heaven, the baroque style of organ, which we are told, with very insufficient evidence, was the kind of instrument Bach played upon. By the way, I see there is a movement a-foot to substitute this bubble and squeak type of instrument for the noble diapason and soft mixtures of our cathedral organs …” The whole thing can be hear on BBC iPlayer – its fascinating stuff. Here is the link Last night’s programme was the first of a series, in tonight’s programme Vaughan-Williams talks about his friendship with Holst. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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