MusingMuso Posted May 24, 2011 Share Posted May 24, 2011 You mention certain names, and pieces of music seem to stick to them like clams. Carlo Curley = Sinfonia from Cantata 29 - Bach Francis Jackson = Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue - Willan Michel Chapuis = Almost anything by Bach George Thalben-Ball - Ride of the Valkyrie Heinz Wundrlich - Reger (all of it!) The list is quite lengthy, and people will have their own ideas, but generally speaking, the really great performances become the standard or what we call "definitive." Furthermore, if you put a dozen critical organists in a room and played the recordings, there would be a certain concensus. Now I can understand how certain performers have made particular pieces their own, but what I can't understand is the fact that no-one ever seems to learn from them, and their own efforts fall well short of the "definitive".........not just by a bit, but by a mile. If we know it when we hear it, why can't we listen, learn and match the very best? MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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