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#46 daveinnorfolk

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 20:36

Carlo is a great ambassador for the Organ, and getting people into serious organ music. His own playing however is poor and limited in repertoire. He's a lot like pavarotti really, whom many Opera conniseurs hate with a passion

Enough said
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#47 Hedgehog

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:44

QUOTE(guilmant @ Sep 24 2007, 12:00 PM) View Post

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


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...........


Well, I'm sure I didn't mean to end the thread. I have to say that I agree with daveinnorfolk, and I know that my husband gives CC a wide berth too. I was just wondering whether our view was shared by others.
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#48 Barry Thain

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:50

"Carlo Curly" and "wide berth" in the same sentence ohmy.gif

Who'd have thought?

I prefer to avoid Virgil Fox whenever possible.

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QUOTE(Susie @ Sep 25 2007, 08:44 AM) View Post

Well, I'm sure I didn't mean to end the thread. I have to say that I agree with daveinnorfolk, and I know that my husband gives CC a wide berth too. I was just wondering whether our view was shared by others.


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#49 guilmant

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 09:20

QUOTE(Barry Thain @ Sep 25 2007, 09:50 AM) View Post

"Carlo Curly" and "wide berth" in the same sentence ohmy.gif

Who'd have thought?

I prefer to avoid Virgil Fox whenever possible.

Best wishes

barry

QUOTE(Susie @ Sep 25 2007, 08:44 AM) View Post

Well, I'm sure I didn't mean to end the thread. I have to say that I agree with daveinnorfolk, and I know that my husband gives CC a wide berth too. I was just wondering whether our view was shared by others.



Well apparently he's lost a lot of weight now, though I haven't seen him play for a number of years. What shouldn't be questioned is that he probably does still have a great technique, but doing lollipops all the time doesn't show him off. I have a friend who worked for Decca in the last century when CC was producing really top notch records of difficult repertoire.

The analogy with Pav is a good one. Why flog yourself to death doing something of minority interest to educated musicians (organ recitals to two men and a dog/singing on the opera stage) when there's big bucks to be made by clever marketing and promoting (big recitals with own organ/doing opera highlights in the park in front of the blue rinse brigade who would never set foot in an opera house).

And believe you me, CC is not cheap!
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#50 grand choeur

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 16:30

EH????

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#51 Barry Williams

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 17:00

Not nice. I see that the lady has posted here before. Have the moderators seen this?

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#52 katyjay

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 17:02

Several posts reported.

Advice on how to block the user so that one doesn't have to see the offensive material in Barry Clari's thread in the cafe.
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#53 Holz Gedeckt

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 17:13

QUOTE(Barry Williams @ Apr 13 2008, 06:00 PM) View Post

Not nice. I see that the lady has posted here before. Have the moderators seen this?

Barry Williams


I think that the term "lady" is somewhat of a misnomer, Barry.


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#54 Tiffintop

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 22:54

My favourite Organist is Roger Tivey brilliant talented player wub.gif smile.gif
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#55 guilmant

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 09:30

QUOTE(Tiffintop @ May 8 2008, 11:54 PM) View Post

My favourite Organist is Roger Tivey brilliant talented player wub.gif smile.gif

Who he? Googling wasn't much help. Where can we hear his next recital?

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#56 Tiffintop

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 22:13

QUOTE(guilmant @ May 9 2008, 10:30 AM) View Post

QUOTE(Tiffintop @ May 8 2008, 11:54 PM) View Post

My favourite Organist is Roger Tivey brilliant talented player wub.gif smile.gif

Who he? Googling wasn't much help. Where can we hear his next recital?

He's retired now originally from the Northants area Our Mr Music very talented indeed brilliant Organist. wub.gif smile.gif
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 22:17

Geraint Bowen from Hereford Cathedral and Ian Tracey from Liverpool Cathedral are my two favourite.
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#58 organistno1

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:23

For Baroque music and early music, my favourite Organist is Gustav Leonhardt

For French Music, my favourite Organist is Marie-Claire Alain

For really modern and Jazzy Stuff I absolutly Love Carol Williams - oh no I mean DR Carol Williams smile.gif

I would tell you the organists that I dont like but its not relavant to this post and after my last post on the organ playing of my tutor, ive been put off critisising people for a while.
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#59 vectistim

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 15:53

It would have to be Theo Saunders largely because I know him, he used to teach me, and used to play at one of my churches.

I just played with google and apparently he got his FRCO at 20, I thought it was bad enough someone in the year below me at school getting his ARCO in the sixth form.
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#60 guilmant

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 21:01

QUOTE(mcm @ Jul 16 2007, 01:55 PM) View Post

I love listening to John Kitchen in Edinburgh - he plays with such style and character.


Well, as a former pupil, I'm inclined to agree, and a great teacher.

I have to say, I've never been disappointed by Thomas Trotter. Superlative musician and great with audiences, an excellent ambassador for our instrument.



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