PipeChat Digest #1439 - Wednesday, June 7, 2000
 
Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic
  by "Ray Ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com>
RE: George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played
  by "Bert Atwood" <atwoody@ispchannel.com>
Dizzy Hall
  by <SProt82850@cs.com>
Paul Carson  Was George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Play
  by <JKVDP@aol.com>
Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic
  by <JerryM8319@aol.com>
Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic
  by "Harvey DeGering" <chd@mcsi.net>
Thanks for advice
  by "Eric Chaffey" <ericchaffey@home.com>
RE: George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played
  by "Bert Atwood" <atwoody@ispchannel.com>
Re: Thanks for advice
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
RE: George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic From: "Ray Ahrens" <ray_ahrens@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 18:15:09 CDT   >...which leaves many of us out in Los Angeles gloating, as we will have >(hopefully) a fine Sch=F6enstein available for public performance in the >upcoming Walt Disney Hall (known to some as "Dalt Wizzley Hall"). The >architect's idea of using non-parallel surfaces throughout bodes well...     Wrong   Disney organ is a Rosales/Glatter-Goetz collaboration. Schoenstein doing something hugh in Salt Lake City. ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: RE: George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played From: "Bert Atwood" <atwoody@ispchannel.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 16:25:38 -0700   Hello Lew! I think you left out a few - The San Gabriel Civic, the = Oakland Paramount, and the Carson Kerns. Also Bob Powers' electronic. Lastly, I seem to recall a few cuts somewhere from the Crown Theatre in Pasadena but = I can't remember where. Best regards, Bert   > Lewwill@aol.com > Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 3:49 PM   "The only California instruments he recorded from the 1950s on were the Vaughn 5/21 Wurlitzer, the San Francisco Fox 4/36. his own 3/27 studio instrument in Pasadena, the 2/10 (and later 14 rank) Wurlitzer in the = South Pasadena Rialto, and his final Philharmonic organ in his LA home.    
(back) Subject: Dizzy Hall From: <SProt82850@cs.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 19:35:13 EDT   Greetings pipechat list!   My understanding of the Disney disaster (and you thought the Titanic was something!) is that the architect Frank Gehry designed that "box of McDonald's french fries" and that it is indeed a collaboration between Rosales and Glatter-Gotz. As G-G turns out some very innovative looking organs (I've yet to hear a new one in person so I cannot comment on their tonal qualities), I was horrified to hear that they let an architect, of = all people, design the facade!   As an organ designer myself, but not an authority on visual design by any means, my own reaction to the Disney design and the apparent need to be unprecedented can best be summed up in the words of Lady Astor on the Titanic: "I rang for ice, but this is ridiculous!"   Steven (humble) visual designer for Reuter (and trying hard...)  
(back) Subject: Paul Carson Was George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played From: <JKVDP@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 20:07:36 EDT   This all reminds me - I remember a radio broadcast from a station in California when I was very young and the skywave reached to Washington = State. I think it was a man named Paul Carson who played a program "Bridge to Dreamland" in the late evening using a theatre pipe organ.   Some years later, when home organs were all the rage, I remember meeting someone at a county fair demonstrating a home organ. He claimed he had actually replaced Paul Carson on the radio broadcast and had continued to play using the Carson name some years after Carson had died. Am I = dreaming? or is there some truth to this? Jerry in Seattle  
(back) Subject: Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic From: <JerryM8319@aol.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 22:12:47 EDT   DeserTBoB just can't resist getting his political digs in. New York is = smart for electing Giulliani. He has done more good than many of his = predecessors combined. We can thank him for a much safer and cleaner NYC.  
(back) Subject: Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic From: "Harvey DeGering" <chd@mcsi.net> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 19:25:16 -0700   Story about NY: took place outside of Rockerfeller Center where there is an organ ... to keep it on topic!) On a work trip there, at night were usually were two cops on diagonally opposite sides of an intersection. But then suddely one night there were two on each corner. Why, I asked. The cop pointed to the full moon; said it was always necessary at that time of the month! Gad, that city is wierd. Guilliani is just one of them! Harvey, (The Invisible Rabbit) chd@mcsi.net Sutherlin, OR ----- Original Message ----- From: <JerryM8319@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 7:12 PM Subject: Re: Kent Tritle Named to NY Philharmonic     > DeserTBoB just can't resist getting his political digs in. New York is smart > for electing Giulliani. He has done more good than many of his predecessors > combined. We can thank him for a much safer and cleaner NYC. > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: Thanks for advice From: "Eric Chaffey" <ericchaffey@home.com> Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 20:57:24 -0700   Dear List,   I just wanted to thank all of you who wrote with suggestions for what to do about an unfinished Schober organ. I have decided that I am going to pass on this one. I don't know enough about electronics and it sounds like it is going to cost a small fortune to even get this thing functional. The fact that it was upsidedown leaning against a beam in someones cellar makes me wonder if it is completely trashed. If it weren't leaning against the beam it would go crashing out the back wall. But it sounds and looks to me like it is beyond redeeming. So for the time being I will content myself with having access to the organ at church.   Sincerely,     Eric Chaffey  
(back) Subject: RE: George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played From: "Bert Atwood" <atwoody@ispchannel.com> Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 21:30:59 -0700   Dear List, I've exchanges a few emails with Lew Williams and we're in agreement that there were other "California Instruments" that George = played. Lew wrote:   "The only California instruments he recorded from the 1950s on were the Vaughn 5/21 Wurlitzer, the San Francisco Fox 4/36. his own 3/27 studio instrument in Pasadena, the 2/10 (and later 14 rank) Wurlitzer in the = South Pasadena Rialto, and his final Philharmonic organ in his LA home."   Lew was thinking of formal recordings and not recordings of concerts which were later released as albums. The latter include the Oakland Paramount Premier and the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium. Lew also excluded = electronic instruments such as George's recordings on the Conn and Bob Powers' = Rogers. Lastly, there was the beautiful "The Sounds Of Love" recorded by George on the Carson/Kearns organ in Hollywood.   That's all I can think of but there still might be one or two more.   Bert    
(back) Subject: Re: Thanks for advice From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 22:15:29 -0700   Eric, don't despair ... if you want a practice organ, one can be found. = You can search the Theatre Organ Classifieds by geographical area or price ... just keep looking. I picked up a perfectly serviceable Conn with an AGO console for $500. I wouldn't pay much MORE than that for ANYTHING that's over twenty years old.   Cheers,   Bud   Eric Chaffey wrote:   > Dear List, > > I just wanted to thank all of you who wrote with suggestions for what to > do about an unfinished Schober organ. I have decided that I am going to > pass on this one. I don't know enough about electronics and it sounds > like it is going to cost a small fortune to even get this thing > functional. The fact that it was upsidedown leaning against a beam in > someones cellar makes me wonder if it is completely trashed. If it > weren't leaning against the beam it would go crashing out the back wall. > But it sounds and looks to me like it is beyond redeeming. So for the > time being I will content myself with having access to the organ at > church. > > Sincerely, > > Eric Chaffey > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: RE: George Montalba, George Wright, and the Organs They Played From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 01:57:03 -0500   Two of my favorite George Wright recordings which were not made on California instruments are the two albums that he made on the Chicago Theatre WurliTzer in the '70s. If interested you can find more information on these recordings which have been re-released as CDs at www.catoe.org/GWChicago.html   jch