Guest Hector5 Posted September 10, 2010 Share Posted September 10, 2010 My copy of the much-awaited Organs of Edinburgh book and CDs (4) arrived today and it does not disappoint, well 90% of it didn't anyway. I am sure that the producers went all out in order to ensure a wide repertoire, and for the bulk they have achieved it extremely successfuly. What rather sticks in my throat is the need for one of the players (who I am sure is a fine musician) on two separate organs, to play the most awful inaccessible music imaginable. One instrument is a modern essay in organ design, and is perhaps a good vehicle for such music, the other seeming to me to be utterly inappropriate for this kind of music. Why, oh why do we have to have this neo-brutalist music assaulting our ears not once, but four times, wasting a staggering 27 minutes thirteen seconds?!? While there is limited track time in which to fully demonstrate the organs, could there not have been some contrast in repertoire. On one organ I had to listen to twelve minutes of assorted bleeps and blurps and a similar waste of time on the other. No effort seemed to have gone into truly demonstrating the scope and versatlity of these two organs. The music appeared to be aimed at no-one other than the player's own peers. Don't get me wrong, the rest of the tracks are definitely well worth the price, as is the sumptuous book. I'm sorry if I appear to be a stick in the mud. I believe in challenging the listener with new and interesting repertoire, but this to me, took things a little too far. Has anyone else listened to their copy yet? Hector Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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