D Quentin Bellamy Posted October 5, 2006 Share Posted October 5, 2006 Among my souvenirs I have a cassette of roll-recordings by Edwin Lemare. Among the tracks are a couple of improvisations, and basically they comprise a 5 note phrase which resembles more or less nothing. From that Lemare improvised a piece which ended finally in a fugue and grand finale. All from that 5 note phrase. I am sure that this is the real thing. Now to turn to a recital given in the Bridgewater Hall with Olivier Latry, which took place soon after its opening, and he finished his recital with an improvisation, based upon four well known songs of which the last was the French National anthem. Now is this really improvisation or doodling about on a well known theme? Wayne Marshall again "improvises" on well known songs or themes (notably Gershwin songs) and somehow people are greatly impressed, but it always leaves me with a question mark. Is it real or is it B.S. ??? (Pardon me!) Q Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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