MusingMuso Posted November 6, 2006 Share Posted November 6, 2006 I think I have mentioned before that I do not play much in the way of French Romantic/Impressionist music, and avoid like the plague most British composers of the same period. When I have played French music, it has awlays been on an English organ. Because of this, there really is a genuinely large gap in my knowledge about French instruments, and whilst I don't feel terribly deprived by this, it would be nice to actually know what posessed Cavaille-Coll to build them the way he did. It's just that when I watched the excellent Daniel Roth on U-tube, I couldn't quite work out why everything seemed to be coupled together, which manual was which and why the console had all those ventil controls which looked like something more familiar to those who operate steam-engines and looms. So now is the chance to get your own back! Yes.....I really am that stupid! MM PS: My excuse is that I have only ever visited France when I worked in Formula One motor-racing, and as you might appreciate, we were a wee bit "otherwise occupied." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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