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#31 organista in Milano

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 04:24

QUOTE(grand choeur @ Oct 18 2006, 10:54 PM) View Post

QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 18 2006, 01:01 PM) View Post

My favourite organist is Olivier Latry. I attended a recital by him a couple of weeks ag. He played for one and a half hours without using any music. Famtastic!
He is organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the recital I attended recently was in the parish church of Melzo in Milan Italy. The programme consisted of Bach, Mozart, Alain, Durufle and his own stuff.


GC reckons you mean to say he played "without using any score" It's a contradiction in terms to say that one can play without music.

Erm... Logic-ly?
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QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 21 2006, 06:16 AM) View Post

QUOTE(grand choeur @ Oct 18 2006, 10:54 PM) View Post

QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 18 2006, 01:01 PM) View Post

My favourite organist is Olivier Latry. I attended a recital by him a couple of weeks ag. He played for one and a half hours without using any music. Famtastic!
He is organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the recital I attended recently was in the parish church of Melzo in Milan Italy. The programme consisted of Bach, Mozart, Alain, Durufle and his own stuff.


GC reckons you mean to say he played "without using any score" It's a contradiction in terms to say that one can play without music.

Erm... Logic-ly?
GC



Hmmm..you scored again... I guess I have been away from uk too long. In Italy we'd say "senza spartitura". Organista in Milano
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#32 grand choeur

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:48

QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 21 2006, 12:24 AM) View Post

QUOTE(grand choeur @ Oct 18 2006, 10:54 PM) View Post

QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 18 2006, 01:01 PM) View Post

My favourite organist is Olivier Latry. I attended a recital by him a couple of weeks ag. He played for one and a half hours without using any music. Famtastic!
He is organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the recital I attended recently was in the parish church of Melzo in Milan Italy. The programme consisted of Bach, Mozart, Alain, Durufle and his own stuff.


GC reckons you mean to say he played "without using any score" It's a contradiction in terms to say that one can play without music.

Erm... Logic-ly?
GC



QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 21 2006, 06:16 AM) View Post

QUOTE(grand choeur @ Oct 18 2006, 10:54 PM) View Post

QUOTE(organista in Milano @ Oct 18 2006, 01:01 PM) View Post

My favourite organist is Olivier Latry. I attended a recital by him a couple of weeks ag. He played for one and a half hours without using any music. Famtastic!
He is organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the recital I attended recently was in the parish church of Melzo in Milan Italy. The programme consisted of Bach, Mozart, Alain, Durufle and his own stuff.


GC reckons you mean to say he played "without using any score" It's a contradiction in terms to say that one can play without music.

Erm... Logic-ly?
GC



Hmmm..you scored again... I guess I have been away from uk too long. In Italy we'd say "senza spartitura". Organista in Milano



I know what you mean mate, just some ribbing from GC....

Poke-in-the-ribs-ly,
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#33 grand choeur

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:06

Dear ALL,

Has anyone listend to Wayne Marshall's Organ Classics CD? I forget where it was recorded now!! ARGHH!!!
Plus what about the I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes with Jon Rutter and the Cambridge Singers?

I am aware that most of the posts about him are unflattering, but I am trying to be fair - or at least seeking balance.

Equi-ly,
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#34 guilmant

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 21:52

QUOTE(miss_tickle_thea @ Oct 18 2006, 03:10 PM) View Post

Like others, have varying opinions.
Michael Harris is very good, but also right now like Catherine Ennis/Sarah Baldock



Isn't that a bit biased picking your dad! What about your mum?
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#35 miss_tickle_thea

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 19:00

QUOTE(guilmant @ Dec 4 2006, 09:52 PM) View Post

QUOTE(miss_tickle_thea @ Oct 18 2006, 03:10 PM) View Post

Like others, have varying opinions.
Michael Harris is very good, but also right now like Catherine Ennis/Sarah Baldock



Isn't that a bit biased picking your dad! What about your mum?

How did you work that out- it was meant to be a joke (although he is good!) Mum is good as well.
Do I know you from somewhere?? blink.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 12:00


How about some women.......Jennifer Bate, Jane Parker Smith, Gillian Weir...to name a few (not to mention Marie-Claire Alain wink.gif )...
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Maxine Thevenot. Canadian and now organist (with her husband, Iain Quinn) at the Cathedral of St John, Albuquerque. I recently bought her CD and there's a really good performance of the G major (Great) P and F.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:26

My favourite, as a person, is Paul S, who's a parish church organist, all round nice guy and my organ mentor. But I'm guessing that you're looking for answers featuring better-known performers...

For me, that would be Paul Griffiths for the combination of being a fantastic organist (I was very priviledged to hear him play Bach's Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor yesterday) and a nice guy (friendly and very free with his encouragement and advice). Like Paul S, he's the sort of person you can really look up to and want to be like one day.

Solely for listening to, I'd go with David Davies. Can't quite put my finger on what exactly it is that he does differently to other people I've heard, but somehow he makes the music sparkle with life and energy and his improvisations are tremendously fun to listen to. I suppose the best way to explain it is that listening to him play makes me smile. I've heard people who are technically better players (though not by much), but who don't give it that extra un-explainable something that does it for me.


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:55

I love listening to John Kitchen in Edinburgh - he plays with such style and character.
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 13:10

I am a fan of Ton Koopman and particularly Kevin Bowyer for Bach
Jennifer Bate and Almut Roessler for Messaien
Ian Tracey and Simon Preston are good all rounders

I CANNOT STAND WAYNE MARSHALL, he plays a lot of stuff far to fast to try and show off !







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Posted 30 July 2007 - 21:49

Heard Clive Driskill-Smith last week and he is FANTASTIC!!! I also had a few lessons with him as he was one of the tutors on the Oundle POS course!
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 17:05

i have two favourite organist ian tracey at liverpool anglican cathedral and richard lea at the metropolitan cathedral

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 18:06

My favourite organist is Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin - she has a flawless technique, and an excellent talent for improvisation.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:29

it's hard to say...but David Briggs would certainly be on my list.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 21:12

Simon Preston, Jennifer Bate, and my husband!! (Not in that order)

What do all you organ buffs think of Carlo Curley?
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:00

QUOTE(Susie @ Sep 23 2007, 10:12 PM) View Post

Simon Preston, Jennifer Bate, and my husband!! (Not in that order)

What do all you organ buffs think of Carlo Curley?


If there were ever a question that might end this thread, then this is it.

Watch, wait and see...........
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