DouglasCorr Posted October 31, 2008 Share Posted October 31, 2008 The redication recital last night at St Pauls was another organ concert not to have been missed! Oliver Latry played a programme, mostly from memory, showing the features of the new organ. Bach G maj P&F primarily on the Dome choruses - who would have thought such clarity would be possible!? In the Franck 2nd Chorale and other works, the new tubas were much in evidence - and blended in so effectively. The new mobile 5 manual console. with its magnificent carpentry and proportions, allowed a clear view of Latry. I was amazed at how Latry could successfully play pieces like the Dupre P&F in g min and the Boellman Toccata at top speed - without any any concession to the ~6 second echo - technique? good acoustics? Having just heard the Royal Albert Hall organ last week (John Scott), one realises how superior St Pauls is, in terms of its beauty of tone and in its cohesive and useful range of colours and volumes. I don't know why this should be. Perhaps the flying saucers have not improved the RAH acoustics. Maybe it is intrinsically different in concept, through being a concert organ..? And possibly St Pauls is better because of the experience gained by Willis in builidng the RAH first? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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