pcnd5584 Posted December 4, 2005 Share Posted December 4, 2005 Does anyone else have reservations about the change in style and layout of Organists' Review? I realise that some of the editorial team are new, but I must confess that I am not that enamoured of the new look. Colour is not always clearer that monochrome. The review section is less-clear: the colour sub-headings and the underscores are fussy and unnecessary. I do miss the friendly, informative (and substantially larger) review section of the former team. I also miss the specifications which Paul Hale (?) used to include, particularly interesting when relating to reviews of lesser-known instruments. More disturbingly, I have found several of the recent feature articles quite boring - I am not particularly interested in Britten's War Requiem, for example. (I heard it as a student and I am afraid that it did not 'speak' to me.) I find that there is not enough specifically organ-related material to keep me interested. Whilst I am not suggesting that we organists should stay closeted in our own little world, with only a cursory acquaintance with other musical matters in general - if I wish to read about such things, I can do so at school, by perusing a copy of BBC Music Magazine or Classical Music, or a similar organ (pun unintentional). It seeme to me that it is a little like (for example) expecting an orchestral player to be interested in an article on the restoration of the RAH organ - probably the only interest most orchestral players will have in this subject is whether or not they will be heard through the sound (I nearly typed 'noise') of full organ. I like to think that I am not whining simply because they failed to review a copy of my CD - I am not bitter - or twisted....grrrrrrrr. So, are there any like-minded individuals out there - or am I just a sour-puss? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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