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Posted 07 June 2006 - 00:31

QUOTE(mrbouffant @ Jun 6 2006, 07:03 PM) View Post

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the Cambridge Singers under Jon Rutter...


is he related to John Rutter?

pedantly,

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The one and the same.

Mimicly,
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:18

QUOTE(neil.clarinet @ May 29 2006, 09:41 PM) View Post

Just wondered. Mine would have to be John Scott Whitely, I was amazed at his playing when they filmed him playing the Bach organ suites. Simon Preston is pretty good too.

What about the rest of you?

I'm very fond of John Scott Whiteley's performances myself, especially his Jongen. Other favourites include Olivier Latry, Ben van Oosten and Thomas Trotter.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:19

Ugh, I cannot stand Wayne Marshall, and have heard him live two or three times. He plays a lot of stuff too fast. He murders Messaien's 'Transports de Joie' from 'Ascension' and Alain's 'Litanies'

For Bach I like Ian Bowyer or Ton Koopman, for Messaien Jennifer Bate, but Simob Preston is a good allrounder.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 14:17

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jun 19 2006, 09:19 AM) View Post

Ugh, I cannot stand Wayne Marshall, and have heard him live two or three times. He plays a lot of stuff too fast. He murders Messaien's 'Transports de Joie' from 'Ascension' and Alain's 'Litanies'

For Bach I like Ian Bowyer or Ton Koopman, for Messaien Jennifer Bate, but Simob Preston is a good allrounder.

Yes, I find KEVIN Bowyer's Bach performances (on the Nimbus CD label) very persuasive, as are Ton Koopman's for Teldec. I particularly enjoy Koopman's ornamentations.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 15:10

Like others, have varying opinions.
Michael Harris is very good, but also right now like Catherine Ennis/Sarah Baldock
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 17:01

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.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 20:54

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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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:26

Based on who I've heard play live. My favourite Organist is Graham Cummings, University Organist at the University of Huddersfield. But I don't know of any recordings.

I just remember really enjoying his recitals when I was an undergraduate, they were really sensitive and musical.


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:05

QUOTE(Billymay @ Jun 19 2006, 03:17 PM) View Post

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Ugh, I cannot stand Wayne Marshall, and have heard him live two or three times. He plays a lot of stuff too fast. He murders Messaien's 'Transports de Joie' from 'Ascension' and Alain's 'Litanies'

For Bach I like Ian Bowyer or Ton Koopman, for Messaien Jennifer Bate, but Simob Preston is a good allrounder.

Yes, I find KEVIN Bowyer's Bach performances (on the Nimbus CD label) very persuasive, as are Ton Koopman's for Teldec. I particularly enjoy Koopman's ornamentations.



I too dislike Wayne Marshall. not to keen on his playing technique (he can play things a bit faster than necessary) and i hear he is a bit 'full of himself' I used to work at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester (where he is resident organist with the Halle) and a few of my colleagues claimed to have had an earful from him over small pathetic things.
Not heard Kevin Bowyer actually playing the organ, but I dont like what he has written. I've just bought a book of scores he wrote in a Gregorian style. Well, the cover says Gregorian, the notes on the page say 20th Century to me laugh.gif
Simon Preston seems to have done everything very well smile.gif I do like the stuff of his that i've heard, especially Elgars Imperial March

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 13:39

QUOTE(grand choeur @ May 30 2006, 02:07 AM) View Post

Has anyone heard of Wayne Marshall? He's of Barbadian parentage.

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I cannot stand Wayne Marshall! ph34r.gif He plays many things far too fast in order to show off. I remember he once played Messaiens 'Transports de Joie' from 'Ascension' at the Last night of the Proms and murdered it!
I also heard him play live at Leeds Town Hall and he was just as bad.

Im not very keen either on John Scott Whiteley (I have a DVD of the 20th Cent Bach) or John Scott in St Pauls.
My favourite for Bach is Kevin Bowyer or Ton Koopman.
But my favourite CD in 'The French Connection' played in Paisley Abbey by George McPhee.
Ian Treacy at Liverpool is pretty good too.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 16:18

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Oct 19 2006, 02:39 PM) View Post

Im not very keen either on John Scott Whiteley (I have a DVD of the 20th Cent Bach) or John Scott in St Pauls.


can i ask why? john scott is now in new york of course...

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Oct 19 2006, 02:39 PM) View Post

Ian Treacy at Liverpool is pretty good too.

Prof Tracey is always good value. I'm going to his recital on Saturday afternoon... biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 16:29

QUOTE(Jen W @ Jun 6 2006, 07:50 AM) View Post

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Has anyone heard of Wayne Marshall? He's of Barbadian parentage.
I heard him in concert with Natalie Clein (cellist) last week. They played some pieces together and he also did a couple of solos. He's great on the organ and the piano.

...if you scroll up, you'll see some of us have (I have a CD on which he plays Bach, Liszt, Brahms & Bruno) smile.gif .

I have that CD smile.gif
My favourite is peter hurford
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 17:20

I have heard John Scott Whiteley in York Minster.

Anyone know of Dr Francis Jackson?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 18:57

QUOTE(mwl1 @ Oct 19 2006, 06:20 PM) View Post

I have heard John Scott Whiteley in York Minster.

Anyone know of Dr Francis Jackson?

yes - also a long association with York Minster I believe !
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 22:33

QUOTE(maggiemay @ Oct 19 2006, 07:57 PM) View Post
QUOTE(mwl1 @ Oct 19 2006, 06:20 PM) View Post

I have heard John Scott Whiteley in York Minster.

Anyone know of Dr Francis Jackson?

yes - also a long association with York Minster I believe !


Indeed!

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