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Reginald Foort Plays Reubke!


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I only know of two LPs of Foort playing 'serious' organ music, namely two very ancient 10 inch LPs from Symphony Hall, Boston. This recording of the Finale of Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm is fascinating and I had to share it:

 

https://download.yousendit.com/TTZtQmtXRSt3NUpFQlE9PQ

 

He made a couple of cheesy 78s at Kingsway Hall too. Don't all rush!!

 

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I only know of two LPs of Foort playing 'serious' organ music, namely two very ancient 10 inch LPs from Symphony Hall, Boston. This recording of the Finale of Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm is fascinating and I had to share it:

 

https://download.yousendit.com/TTZtQmtXRSt3NUpFQlE9PQ

 

 

Fascinating why? Because of the speed and precision? IMHO he is serving the metronome more than the instrument... Fully impossible playing for an authentic Reubke instrument, but this does not need to be a rule when playing a modern organ in a room with modest acoustics. I can share the praise of his technique, but musically the fugue doesn't touch me.

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Fascinating why? Because of the speed and precision? IMHO he is serving the metronome more than the instrument... Fully impossible playing for an authentic Reubke instrument, but this does not need to be a rule when playing a modern organ in a room with modest acoustics. I can share the praise of his technique, but musically the fugue doesn't touch me.

 

Post edited - original reply is redundant.

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