John Furse Posted August 3, 2015 Share Posted August 3, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02xs0xh Even if it’s not played on the organ . . . may not be by the named composer . . . and may not even have been written for the instrument. The good thing is that it’s there and has good backup, in terms of resources. It will also widen knowledge and can, if ‘used’ properly, stimulate discussion re HIP (pka ‘authenticity’). I have a similar gripe to the list of ten for the primary sector: where, apart from the VW, is the music softer than fff ? In the whole ‘20’, there is no piano concerto, despite this genre being visually the most exciting to watch- along with that for percussion. An organ concerto would have been a step too far. Alternatives endlessly could be proffered. I would have liked at least one, more challenging work: Webern, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Berio, Boulez . . . etc. Just as the AB was, when I started its exam process in the 50s, music is assumed to begin with Bach ? ! But we’re here. The intention’s good and its success is to be hoped for. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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