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    This is fascinating ...



    Has anyone else here got an ancient organ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    This is fascinating ...



    Has anyone else here got an ancient organ?
    mine's pretty old


    actually fancy .........na, not going there
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    ^^ I must confess that I struggle with a lot of Britten's work - can you actually make any sense out of the cello symphony, Malcolm?
    If so, what's the secret?!
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    It's all about colour, mood and incident for me. It makes me feel quite different from, say, Beethoven or Rachmaninov (that seems blindingly obvious as I type it but I guess you know what I mean). I suppose it's the lack of 'melody' in a conventional sense and the unexpected and unsettling shifts that I enjoy/appreciate. Not something I turn to very often, but I do find it rewarding when I take the time to listen. I was 'in the zone' today after listening to the War Requiem.

    Writing that little paragraph makes me want to revisit Schoenberg's Erwartung...

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    Hmm. - Thanks for that, Malcolm. I think i'm just not sympathetic to Britten's unique soundworld.

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    My, my, What will they think of next?
    Brahms' mighty 4th symphony transcribed for solo organ.


    https://open.spotify.com/album/5PN22DGCe7jRowP3qAofxY

    It works remarkably well, and some of it is quite magnificent.
    The album also includes the finale of the 1st symphony and a very fine Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition.
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    This is growing on me mightily. Not just a great VC but wonderful mainly orchestral excerpts from The Kingdom and Gerontius. For an Elgar vocals hater like me that is a fab thing cos the music itself is wonderful indeed.


    https://open.spotify.com/album/6n4GRaMYnzUg7zAqk4B1EA

    This is mighty fine ...


    https://open.spotify.com/album/4e4Ug0aaDcvaEuDiEqYrpZ

    and then


    https://open.spotify.com/album/07kDJgfjNpKYqIkup2LwPq
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    I love the way a good surround recording can transport you into a different space. Lovely atmosphere.

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    Several sonatas from this set.


    The Appassionata and Op 2 sonatas were particularly fine.

    Then Mahler 6th symphony for organ solo.


    https://open.spotify.com/album/7Evv3YTkHGakeZ5ColZYkT
    Oh dear. It just sounded a mess to me. I had high hopes of the glorious slow mvt, but no.

    I needed reassurance of the music's romantic greatness and clarity of line after that, so I searched out on Spotify the longest/slowest rendition of the slow mvt I could find....


    https://open.spotify.com/album/6y9Z4gQ3ogU9hfAPtLLm0n
    Wow - yummeeeee! A bit OTT even for me. But wonderful.
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    Handel, sung by Ann Murray.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/4Uvsl6AtoiDQL50kyg4hBw
    Perfect.
    If track 16 doesn't have you wreathed in delighted smiles - then you have no soul - you have no heart, merely a fleshy, vilely palpitating thing that ticks away the dreary endless seconds of your pointless existence.

    Then some grand, romantic gestures from Maestro Ashkenazy.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/5IoGzCfp23WX0y0KzHXH3d
    My goodness, this is a dynamic performance & recording!
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