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http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar/...?event_id=39072

(found on the Hauptwerk forum)

 

Could also be mentioned under shoes for pedalling...

 

Paul

 

 

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Cameron Carpenter is possibly the most extraordinary virtuoso I have personally come across, and he seems to start where Virgil Fox left off in terms of accuracy and utterly phenomenal technique.

 

The problem I have, is that his performances often draw more attention to the technique being displayed than upon the music being played, and in this respect, he has certainly courted controversy.

 

I don't know what it is about the Americans, but they certainly produce highly entertaining and somewhat idiosyncratic showmen organists, and perhaps only Hector Olivera and Wayne Marshall break the mould by being born Argentinian and British respectively.

 

Of course, it's easy to knock the achievements of others, and I suppose "America bashing" is as much a popular sport as competitive music festivals are over there.

 

For those who like high-wire acts, human cannonballs and lion-tamers, the following is a "must hear" piece of programming:-

 

http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/listings/0306/

 

Buckle up the full-harness seat-belts and enjoy.......nay.....be left speechless by the daring of these young organists!

 

:ph34r:

 

 

MM

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Cameron Carpenter is possibly the most extraordinary virtuoso I have personally come across, and he seems to start where Virgil Fox left off in terms of accuracy and utterly phenomenal technique.

 

The problem I have, is that his performances often draw more attention to the technique being displayed than upon the music being played, and in this respect, he has certainly courted controversy.

 

I don't know what it is about the Americans, but they certainly produce highly entertaining and somewhat idiosyncratic showmen organists, and perhaps only Hector Olivera and Wayne Marshall break the mould by being born Argentinian and British respectively.

 

Of course, it's easy to knock the achievements of others, and I suppose "America bashing" is as much a popular sport as competitive music festivals are over there.

 

For those who like high-wire acts, human cannonballs and lion-tamers, the following is a "must hear" piece of programming:-

 

http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/listings/0306/

 

Buckle up the full-harness seat-belts and enjoy.......nay.....be left speechless by the daring of these young organists!

 

  B)

MM

extraordinary - but not everyone likes the style - ....http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/arts/music/12carp.html?ex=1310356800&en=01bf9c931f93a71a&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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extraordinary - but not everyone likes the style - ....http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/arts/music/12carp.html?ex=1310356800&en=01bf9c931f93a71a&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Too much time on my hands this morning. Be sure to visit www.cameroncarpenter.com - you may be surprised by what you find.
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Is it really 'smug' to think that Beethoven is inherently great?

 

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Any great composer who doesn't write organ music is quite mad, IMHO.

 

That means, for me, that Brahms was the superior composer and quite definitely not mad.

 

I can't help but think that Beethoven's later style was pompous, whereas Brahms always maintained elegant good taste in everything he did.

 

MM

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Any great composer who doesn't write organ music is quite mad, IMHO.

 

That means, for me, that Brahms was the superior composer and quite definitely not mad.

 

I can't help but think that Beethoven's later style was pompous, whereas Brahms always maintained elegant good taste in everything he did.

 

MM

Couldn't agree more about Brahms, MM; but couldn't agree less about Beethoven (who did of course greatly admire the organ and those who played it). Chacun a son gout, and quite rightly so.
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