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Organ Music, Repertoire and Performance => Performers worthy of particular recommendation and interesting repertoire => Topic started by: David Pinnegar on May 09, 2019, 01:01:41 PM

Title: The dancing organist - the mad genius
Post by: David Pinnegar on May 09, 2019, 01:01:41 PM
I haven't been particularly enamoured with a certain high profile performer but
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE
puts him into a very different light. Perhaps as he matures we'll find that respect is very much deserved.

Best wishes

David P
Title: Re: The dancing organist - the mad genius
Post by: revtonynewnham on May 10, 2019, 07:11:00 AM
Hi

He has a fantastic technique  - but does the music communicate?  I'm far from convinced by his excessive tempos.  His playing comes across as "listen to how brilliant my playing is" rather than "listen to the music".  I've come across other players in the same vein - and it can and does alienate some people from the organ.

I gave up on the video quite early - I'd rather listen to the music than a voice-over in a foreign language.  Maybe I missed something more encouraging later in it?

Every Blessing

Tony
Title: Re: The dancing organist - the mad genius matures
Post by: David Pinnegar on October 11, 2019, 07:33:05 PM
Happening by chance on a recent Youtube video today it's a pleasure to see Cameron Carpenter clearly maturing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE

Best wishes

David P
Title: Re: The dancing organist - the mad genius
Post by: JBR on October 11, 2019, 11:05:53 PM
I haven't been particularly enamoured with a certain high profile performer but
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGbVnxj8DyE
puts him into a very different light. Perhaps as he matures we'll find that respect is very much deserved.

How did I know who you meant before I opened the video?!
Title: Re: The dancing organist - the mad genius
Post by: JBR on October 11, 2019, 11:07:44 PM
He has a fantastic technique  - but does the music communicate?  I'm far from convinced by his excessive tempos.  His playing comes across as "listen to how brilliant my playing is" rather than "listen to the music".  I've come across other players in the same vein - and it can and does alienate some people from the organ.

I gave up on the video quite early - I'd rather listen to the music than a voice-over in a foreign language.  Maybe I missed something more encouraging later in it.

I have to agree with you.  I admit that he possesses a distinct skill, but it is not to my taste musically either.