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Pierre Lauwers

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Joachim Wagner organ of Nidaros/ Trondheim (NO)
« on: December 18, 2011, 12:23:05 PM »
21 minutes with this outstanding organ, from a builder known to Bach
(He played at least one Wagner organ in Potsdam in recital). I hold Wagner organs
for even more interesting for Bach than Silbermann's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghjTrkUGqfU

Best wishes,

Pierre

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Re: Joachim Wagner organ of Nidaros/ Trondheim (NO)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 01:16:17 PM »
21 minutes with this outstanding organ, from a builder known to Bach
(He played at least one Wagner organ in Potsdam in recital). I hold Wagner organs
for even more interesting for Bach than Silbermann's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghjTrkUGqfU

Best wishes,

Pierre

Pierre, thank you for posting this joyous clip. I really like this piece in any case, and this seems to be just right - a good speed, which allows for dignity, without becoming ponderous.

I note your comment regarding Silbermann versus Wagner for Bach - although to my ears, that pedal reed is quite similar in tone to a Silbermann - almost foundational enough to be a kind of lower-pressure Harrison Ophicleide.  8)

As for the mixtures - lovely! So far, I cannot detect a single third-sounding rank....

I quite like the link below, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfYLUS2-rJ0&feature=related
Pierre Cochereau rocked, man

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Re: Joachim Wagner organ of Nidaros/ Trondheim (NO)
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 03:03:36 PM »
Fine to find you here !
Indeed, the Wagner organs allow the player to have or not tierces in the chorus; there is no tierce
in the Mixture, but well in the "Scharff" (4/5'- 1 3/5'). It is so in all his organs.
You can hear the complete chorus here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8A07eFGB-c&feature=related

(The Angermünde organ was one of my pilgrinage places, one of my preffered organs...)
J. Wagner worked during a time with Silbermann (two years ? This is not precisely known), but his master,
unknown, belonged to the northern school, so that his own style is an incredibly successful synthesis
of central-german, northern, and french ones.
The reed stops may lend towards Silbermann, but on the video I linked to you can hear a rather Schnitger-like
Trompete, while the Vox humana he built after french measures (but with trompete's shallots !)

Best wishes,
Pierre
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 03:06:00 PM by Pierre Lauwers »

 


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