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Offline Forever Brett Kavanaugh

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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #900 on: April 16, 2020, 05:58:51 PM »
JFYI, Watanabe’s web and bio.

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Thanks for pointing that out, it does indeed sound rather good.


I have to say I'm  a harpsichord man for this, more cut and thrust, but I'll listen to some organ recordings later -- listening with great pleasure to Egarr now -- a very colourful and refined instrument there.


Recant NOW! As far as I know Sweelinck was a secular organist, he was employed to give concerts to entertain anyone who happened to be in the Amsterdam church. Organ music had nothing to do with church services, it was strictly forbidden. (WARNING -- my entire knowledge of this comes from Egarr's essay for his Sweelinck CD!)

Boccacio's Froberger was also "secular" -- I called it "Italian" rather than secular (vigorous, polished) but I think I was hearing what you're hearing.

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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #901 on: April 19, 2020, 02:20:13 AM »
XB-70 Valkyrie,

I haven't yet turned my listening chair around. It would be inconvenient. However, I am a pacer and often hear the sound coming from the reverberant field as I walk around. During the last month, I have been playing with multi-channel sound from SACDs and DVDs, and with them, there really is reverberation from the recording venue. While the jury is still out, I am finding the envelopment, or immersion as audio scientists refer to it, of sound appealing, though it depends on the recording, and I haven't yet convinced myself the ante is worth it.

I hope you don't mind the tangent I took :-)

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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #902 on: April 19, 2020, 12:43:07 PM »
Do any of youse guys ever turn around in your listening chair so that you face away from the (speakers) organ, as you would in most churches?

No, on the contrary I use at organ concertos to turn round as much as possible to have the face towards the organ. Our ears are naturally designed to hear the sounds coming in front of us most clearly..
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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #903 on: April 19, 2020, 01:43:56 PM »


As displeased as Sweelinck looks on the cover, [...]

For the cover, Brilliant used a portait made in the early seventies by Dutch graphic designer Oxenaar, to feature on the 25 guilder banknote:



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« Reply #904 on: May 05, 2020, 10:41:54 PM »
https://youtu.be/-48MOAa3Es0

A wonderfully introverted, ecstatic Erbarm dich of Sweelinck played by Leon Berben at Tangermunde. I like this organ much more than the Liege organ, Niehoff reconstruction or not.

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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #905 on: May 06, 2020, 10:11:26 AM »
https://youtu.be/-48MOAa3Es0

A wonderfully introverted, ecstatic Erbarm dich of Sweelinck played by Leon Berben at Tangermunde. I like this organ much more than the Liege organ, Niehoff reconstruction or not.

Yes lovely, thanks for posting it.
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« Reply #906 on: May 12, 2020, 02:14:58 PM »
https://youtu.be/dJub5esLuBQ

A LP rip of a young Bernard Winsemius playing the then-freshly restored A'dam Nieuwe kerk organ in 1983, for all the Winsemius fans here on this forum.

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« Reply #907 on: May 13, 2020, 06:53:28 AM »
https://youtu.be/dJub5esLuBQ

A LP rip of a young Bernard Winsemius playing the then-freshly restored A'dam Nieuwe kerk organ in 1983, for all the Winsemius fans here on this forum.

Excellent, thank you.
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