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Have you had the opportunity to see the review I wrote here on this forum of a concert he gave (on a real tracker organ no less here locally, (a month ago to this day) which I attended? I (hope) I make the case he may be damaging far more than "the organ scene" or "himself" but the whole of civilized society http://www.organmatters.com/index.php/topic,1791.msg8395.html#msg8395If nothing else, the few most recent comments I read at the Youtube link above mean my assessment based on his live performance isn't too far off the mark EricKB7DQH
The organ was made for the glorification of God, not the narcissistic display of personal eccentricity. Carpenter needs to become less in his own eyes, so that God may become greater.
STEGER: Another key factor, and you've raised this before, Lyn, is, at the same time as Russell, you had the death of Brahms. But the problem that people think of with music, is they think: "Oh, that's unfortunate, Brahms died, we didn't have a continued legacy." But this fight around music has also been of the highest political nature. I mean, if you take the example of what Bach introduced, following Leibniz's death, they had this Newton operation, they tried to mathematize the calculus, right after Leibniz died, a kind of Bertrand Russell operation. But what Bach introduced, for the next few decades, were some of the greatest creative breakthroughs in mankind, really began to transform as a political process, as a social process, exactly what you're saying, an ability to collaborate around ideas, to the advancement of mankind. And that kind of process is of a political nature, it's not just of "do we create good music, or do we have the trash we have today?" This was by intent, along with Russell, a destruction of a higher sense of music, of a higher sense of ideas.And that's got to be part of what we unleash today, is this real Renaissance in human thought.
And that's got to be part of what we unleash today, is this real Renaissance in human thought.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS8MJi0B76s - Paul, Explain this then?
I think you are all being a bit unfair to Cameron Carpenter. Yes, most organ aficionados think he has no appreciation for what has gone before him and lacks etiquette and finesse in playing the classical organ repertoire, however he does stand out, he does try and raise an interest from outside the very small closeted world of the pipe organ, perhaps in vain but at least he is doing something different. ...
I used to be in awe of his technique, but not by his orchestration. Recently, however, listening to him on YouTube, I'm put off by the note fluffs in some performances. Virgil Fox used to have masses of these sometimes, but.....
Turning up at major venues to play, wearing leotards and 'wife-beater' undershirts.....
QuoteTurning up at major venues to play, wearing leotards and 'wife-beater' undershirts.....Most amusing, I must say. Some of you chaps certainly have a way with words. Do said undershirts come complete with beer stains down the front? Best wishes,Paul.