PipeChat Digest #1875 - Saturday, March 10, 2001
 
Artistry (was hand pumping)
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1874 - 03/09/01
  by <StatRussell@aol.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #1874 - 03/09/01
  by "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net>
Hoorah!
  by "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com>
Re: hand pumping
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Picketing of Felix Hell
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: hand pumping
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: hand pumping
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
Re: Hoorah!
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
relevance of the Louisiana decision
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Wind, politics and Hell
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
Bill Winchester
  by "Carl & Grace Snip" <cgscissors@aztec-net.com>
OTOH ...
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: console standards
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Re: console standards
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Severance Hall Oragn Recital Sunday XPOSTED
  by "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com>
Re: console standards
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Re: console standards
  by <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>
Fwd:  Franz Schmidt: Cleveland performance
  by <ALamirande@aol.com>
Re: console standards
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com>
Re: Felix Hell
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re:Marimba and wood harp,,,,was Felix Hell
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Artistry (was hand pumping) From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 11:16:03 -0800   Years ago I heard both Anton Heiller and Luigi Tagliavini (don't know = where Marie-Claire was ... grin!) in concert on a MOST ungrateful organ in a = DEAD room .... the early (first American?) Harrison & Harrison electric-action = instrument in the concert hall of the College-Conservatory of Music at Cincinnati ... = that was before H & H figured out what American heating and air-conditioning = does to WOOD ... but I digress ...   Both performers wrung performances out of that English lorry of an organ = that moved several in the audience to TEARS ... electric action, bad placement, = and bad acoustics notwithstanding. Phrases SANG; articulation had SHAPE; I = could go on and on ... it was thirty years ago, and I STILL remember it.   Heiller played on All Souls' Day ... we gave him the "Dies irae" and "In paradisum" as the themes for his improvisation. It wasn't well-known that Heiller was a devout Catholic and a superb improviser on the Chant. He = stared at the piece of paper for a LONG time ... then he set a few pistons (I could = see the Trompette-en-chamade drawn on one of them), and launched into a = half-hour symphony on the two themes. Sure enough, the Trompette came on at "Tuba = mirum" (grin), but the overall effect of the improvisation on the audience was = STUNNED SILENCE ... when he finished (very quietly, with the "In paradisum" theme = on a single flute), the audience was DAZED. It was a full minute before the = applause began, but when it did, people were whistling and stamping their feet and CHEERING.   My point: the ARTISTRY resides principally with the ARTIST, and = SECONDARILY with the ORGAN. To my great sorrow, I never got to hear either Heiller or = Tagliavini on a GOOD organ ... surely THAT would have been HEAVEN.   Surely some of the older listmembers remember hearing The Fox on = broken-down organs ... he could make them stand up and SHOUT (grin).   Cheers,   Bud        
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1874 - 03/09/01 From: <StatRussell@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 15:01:24 EST     --part1_44.bf69d27.27da9094_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   TO ALL PIPECHAT SUBSCRIBERS: I have just the most offensive bunch of gibberish that I think I've seen in a long time. In this digest, Fred = Phelps web page address was shown as proof of Phelps and his group to picket = Felix Hell. The things that I read were so repulsive that I will not dignify = them with comment. I now truly believe that these are dangerous people and = they will stop at nothing to destroy a 15 year old boy or anybody else that = they deem to be "unworthy". I wish I had an answer for this. I will redouble = my efforts at prayer for Felix. I ask all of you to join with me. As for = the young lady who wrote about leaving politics out of here, please realize = that this could happen to you very easily and I could just imagine the things = they would print about you or any one of us. This is not a political issue. = This is about a young man giving of himself to us all through his talent and exposed to the worst that our society has to offer. We must all band together if not physically but emotionally for Felix's sake and all of = ours. I suggest that we send him a message on his web page: www.felixhell.de, = to let him know that we all care about him and we're with him in spirit!   Dennis   --part1_44.bf69d27.27da9094_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>TO ALL PIPECHAT = SUBSCRIBERS: &nbsp;I have just the most offensive bunch of <BR>gibberish that I think I've seen in a long time. &nbsp;In this digest, = Fred Phelps <BR>web page address was shown as proof of Phelps and his group to picket = Felix <BR>Hell. &nbsp;The things that I read were so repulsive that I will not = dignify them <BR>with comment. &nbsp;I now truly believe that these are dangerous = people and they <BR>will stop at nothing to destroy a 15 year old boy or anybody else that = they <BR>deem to be "unworthy". &nbsp;I wish I had an answer for this. &nbsp;I = will redouble my <BR>efforts at prayer for Felix. &nbsp;I ask all of you to join with me. = &nbsp;As for the <BR>young lady who wrote about leaving politics out of here, please = realize that <BR>this could happen to you very easily and I could just imagine the = things they <BR>would print about you or any one of us. &nbsp;This is not a political = issue. &nbsp;This <BR>is about a young man giving of himself to us all through his talent = and <BR>exposed to the worst that our society has to offer. &nbsp;We must all = band <BR>together if not physically but emotionally for Felix's sake and all of = ours. &nbsp; <BR>I suggest that we send him a message on his web page: = &nbsp;www.felixhell.de, to <BR>let him know that we all care about him and we're with him in spirit! <BR> <BR>Dennis &nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></HTML>   --part1_44.bf69d27.27da9094_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1874 - 03/09/01 From: "Paul Valtos" <chercapa@enter.net> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 15:56:20 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0012_01C0A8B1.7BB34D80 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   All I can say about the Phelps,Hell brouhaha is "and then they came for = =3D me."God will not be mocked. ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: StatRussell@aol.com=3D20 To: pipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 3:01 PM Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #1874 - 03/09/01     TO ALL PIPECHAT SUBSCRIBERS: I have just the most offensive bunch = of=3D20 gibberish that I think I've seen in a long time. In this digest, Fred = =3D Phelps=3D20 web page address was shown as proof of Phelps and his group to picket = =3D Felix=3D20 Hell. The things that I read were so repulsive that I will not =3D dignify them=3D20 with comment. I now truly believe that these are dangerous people and = =3D they=3D20 will stop at nothing to destroy a 15 year old boy or anybody else that = =3D they=3D20 deem to be "unworthy". I wish I had an answer for this. I will =3D redouble my=3D20 efforts at prayer for Felix. I ask all of you to join with me. As =3D for the=3D20 young lady who wrote about leaving politics out of here, please =3D realize that=3D20 this could happen to you very easily and I could just imagine the =3D things they=3D20 would print about you or any one of us. This is not a political =3D issue. This=3D20 is about a young man giving of himself to us all through his talent =3D and=3D20 exposed to the worst that our society has to offer. We must all = band=3D20 together if not physically but emotionally for Felix's sake and all of = =3D ours. =3D20 I suggest that we send him a message on his web page: =3D www.felixhell.de, to=3D20 let him know that we all care about him and we're with him in = spirit!=3D20   Dennis =3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0012_01C0A8B1.7BB34D80 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.50.4611.1300" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>All I can say about the Phelps,Hell = =3D brouhaha is=3D20 "and then they came for me."God will not be mocked.</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3DStatRussell@aol.com=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:StatRussell@aol.com">StatRussell@aol.com</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3Dpipechat@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, March 09, 2001 = =3D 3:01=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: PipeChat Digest = =3D #1874 -=3D20 03/09/01</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT size=3D3D2>TO ALL = =3D PIPECHAT=3D20 SUBSCRIBERS: &nbsp;I have just the most offensive bunch of =3D <BR>gibberish that=3D20 I think I've seen in a long time. &nbsp;In this digest, Fred Phelps =3D <BR>web=3D20 page address was shown as proof of Phelps and his group to picket =3D Felix=3D20 <BR>Hell. &nbsp;The things that I read were so repulsive that I will =3D not=3D20 dignify them <BR>with comment. &nbsp;I now truly believe that these =3D are=3D20 dangerous people and they <BR>will stop at nothing to destroy a 15 =3D year old=3D20 boy or anybody else that they <BR>deem to be "unworthy". &nbsp;I wish = =3D I had an=3D20 answer for this. &nbsp;I will redouble my <BR>efforts at prayer for =3D Felix.=3D20 &nbsp;I ask all of you to join with me. &nbsp;As for the <BR>young =3D lady who=3D20 wrote about leaving politics out of here, please realize that <BR>this =3D could=3D20 happen to you very easily and I could just imagine the things they =3D <BR>would=3D20 print about you or any one of us. &nbsp;This is not a political issue. = =3D   &nbsp;This <BR>is about a young man giving of himself to us all =3D through his=3D20 talent and <BR>exposed to the worst that our society has to offer. =3D &nbsp;We=3D20 must all band <BR>together if not physically but emotionally for =3D Felix's sake=3D20 and all of ours. &nbsp; <BR>I suggest that we send him a message on =3D his web=3D20 page: &nbsp;www.felixhell.de, to <BR>let him know that we all care =3D about him=3D20 and we're with him in spirit! <BR><BR>Dennis &nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0012_01C0A8B1.7BB34D80--    
(back) Subject: Hoorah! From: "George Lawn" <sandlawn@bayou.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 14:56:39 -0600   It was just announced this morning that the Louisiana Sodomy Laws have been struck down ...... will see how long it is before "those people" are screaming and hollering to have it reinstated.   Sand        
(back) Subject: Re: hand pumping From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 13:08:11 -0800   At 08:29 PM 3/9/2001 +0800, t'other Bawb wrote: >How can properly regulated wind make an organ sound any different no >matter how it is produced? I cannot accept that.<snip>   The operative word here is "properly". Much research and development was done around the turn of the last century on winding and regulation by such =   various persons as Skinner and Hope-Jones, with far superior results in steadiness of wind being the result. These "hand crank" neo-antiquities eschew modern winding and regulation techniques, relying on obsolete concepts of regulation and distribution. Thus, I can buy the argument = that these absurdities DO sound better when "hand pumped", because they're designed to do just that...sounded better on hand wind, sound worse on copious amounts of wind provided by an axial fan. Inasfar as what is "correct", it depends on one's frame of referece. If one believe = constant, steady, well-regulated wind is of prime importance, then the "retro-windbags" fail miserably. If "accordion-like" wind is what's desired, then the "neo-antiquities" will win.   My preference, of course, is for the former, as would be that of anyone wishing an instrument able to cope with various schools of literature and diverse usages.   DeserTBoB    
(back) Subject: Re: Picketing of Felix Hell From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 13:09:52 -0800   At 04:37 AM 3/9/2001 -0800, you wrote: >Felix should have never given that interview in The >Advocate!<wnip>   WHOOOPS! SLIGHT miscue there....   dB    
(back) Subject: Re: hand pumping From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:20:09 EST     --part1_c5.ea3005f.27daa309_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/9/01 5:41:50 AM !!!First Boot!!!, = desertbob@rglobal.net writes:     > even in the face of 250 years of > scientifically driven improvement that relegated such ideas to the = dustbin > of history. > >   Ah.. more scientific improvement. And where do people turn for the = most special occasions when they want the most beautiful ambiance.... CANDLES. = Some things may be replaced by technology, but improvement or superiority = is another matter. Enjoy your technically perfect and very sterile world!   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_c5.ea3005f.27daa309_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/9/01 5:41:50 AM !!!First Boot!!!, desertbob@rglobal.net <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">even in the face = of 250 years of <BR>scientifically driven improvement that relegated such ideas to the = dustbin <BR>of history. <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Ah.. &nbsp;more scientific improvement. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And = where do people turn for the most <BR>special occasions when they want the most beautiful ambiance.... = &nbsp;CANDLES. &nbsp;&nbsp; <BR>Some things may be replaced by technology, but improvement or = superiority is <BR>another matter. &nbsp;&nbsp;Enjoy your technically perfect and very = sterile world! <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_c5.ea3005f.27daa309_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: hand pumping From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:29:01 EST     --part1_b9.c1ac660.27daa51d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 3/9/01 12:33:16 PM !!!First Boot!!!, = elmsr@albanyis.com.au writes:     > Regulator bounce with a > hand pump can make that identifiable but it is hardly an advantage in > any way to my mind. Maybe I'm missing something here. >   You have... we're not talking about regulator bounce or sagging, = inadequate wind. We're talking about gentle and flexible wind that response to the player and the pipes, as well as producing a beautiful and gentle, unturbulent sound.   Bruce ~ Cremona502@cs.com with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" Visit Howling Acres at http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/   --part1_b9.c1ac660.27daa51d_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 3/9/01 12:33:16 PM !!!First Boot!!!, elmsr@albanyis.com.au <BR>writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Regulator bounce = with a <BR>hand pump can make that identifiable but it is hardly an advantage in <BR>any way to my mind. Maybe I'm missing something here. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>You have... &nbsp;we're not talking about regulator bounce or sagging, = inadequate <BR>wind. &nbsp;We're talking about gentle and flexible wind that response = to the <BR>player and the pipes, as well as producing a beautiful and gentle, <BR>unturbulent sound. <BR> <BR>Bruce &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Cremona502@cs.com &nbsp; <BR>with the Baskerbeagles in the Beagle's Nest ~ ""Haruffaroo, Bohawow!" <BR>Visit Howling Acres at = &nbsp;&nbsp;http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502/</FONT></HTML>   --part1_b9.c1ac660.27daa51d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Hoorah! From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 17:09:34 EST   Sand:   What does this have to do with pipe organs?   Tom  
(back) Subject: relevance of the Louisiana decision From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 14:22:03 -0800   It means that organists in Louisiana who belong to that particular minority are no longer in danger of being arrested and losing their church jobs, as many did in Florida in the 1950s in the Great Witchhunt.   Cheers,   Bud   Tspiggle@aol.com wrote:   > Sand: > > What does this have to do with pipe organs? > > Tom > > "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: Wind, politics and Hell From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 17:19:26 EST   Hello   After 123 messages on the above topics (in less than 24 hours) I am going away and off list in hopes that when I return, we are back on track and = off the theopolitical subjects.   I have every confidence that, judging from Felix Hell's response to the Phelps indictment, this youngster is more mature than we realize. = Certainly he is well grounded in the Christian faith. He will do a magnificent job.   Beware the Phelpsters. Remember David Koresh and the Branch Davidians? = BTW, they are building a new church on the old site. Obtaining fire = insurance may be a struggle.   Jim  
(back) Subject: Bill Winchester From: "Carl & Grace Snip" <cgscissors@aztec-net.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 18:30:43 -0500   Hey, Listers:   I've been in correspondence with Bill Winchester ( wgwutils@webtv.net ), "former USCG Aux, at Crystal River, FL," off and on, but have not heard = from him for three e-mails (Feb 17, 2000, to be precise).   Anyone have any info?   Thx!   carl snip    
(back) Subject: OTOH ... From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 15:43:34 -0800   Well, at least the last couple of days have been more INTERESTING (grin) than the usual digitorg vs. pipes debate, what color cassocks to buy the choir, and/or hand-pumped vs. electric blowers (chuckle).   NOW ... to get us back on track (?) ... would someone like to take a guess as to WHAT ornament the "+" sign in the Lyre Bird edition of Couperin is supposed to represent? (grin)   Cheers,   Bud    
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 18:51:16 -0600   I can recall at least five occasions in my half century on this globe when there have been power outages during church services I was attending. On two of these occasions -- one in a Baptist Church and one in an Anglican Church -- it so befell that the organ could still be pumped by hand as = well as electrically blown. In both these places volunteers immediately jumped up to pump the organ for the hymns. In the Baptist Church they had quite = a hard time of it because the feeders were very old and leaky. I also = recall several rural churches in England, Pennsylvania and Maryland where the church did not have electricity and the organ *had* to be hand pumped.   John Speller        
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 19:01:35 -0600   Bob Scarborough wrote:   > At 08:23 AM 3/7/2001 +0800, you wrote: > >Bruce, who is that pushing your car? Why don't you start the = engine?<snip> > > He can't hear you. He's busy trimming the wicks in his whale oil lamps = in > the house right at the moment..... >   That seems a funny place to keep a Wicks :-)   John Speller    
(back) Subject: Severance Hall Oragn Recital Sunday XPOSTED From: "Mack" <mack02445@mindspring.com> Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 20:12:57 -0500   Just a reminder that Thomas Murray will be presenting a recital on the recently restored EM Skinner Organ in Severance Hall on Sunday at 2:00 PM., Eastern Time.   This recital will be web cast on WCLV in Cleveland www.wclv.com Just click on listen Live and you can hear on WINAMP, AudioActive or Windows Media.   Michael Barone will be announcing.   Cheers,   Dave McPeak    
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 20:55:29 EST   In a message dated 3/8/01 9:11:56 PM Central Standard Time, gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com writes:   << In the back seat of the carriage are huge stacks of sheet music and beagle hair. >>   Glenda,   What were you doing in Bruce's back seat?   John  
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 21:04:35 EST   In a message dated 3/9/01 7:07:30 PM Central Standard Time, jlspeller@mindspring.com writes:   << That seems a funny place to keep a Wicks :-) >>   It'd be even funnier to even have a Wicks... NOT.  
(back) Subject: Fwd: Franz Schmidt: Cleveland performance From: <ALamirande@aol.com> Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 02:08:38 -0000   --- In musiclassical@y..., ALamirande@a... wrote: Dear Friends: I am now back in New York, after having attended a performance of Franz Schmidt's "Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln" in Cleveland, Ohio, conducted by Franz Welser-Mo"st.   Without hesitation, I can report that the performance was spectacular, and most definitely well worth the trip to Cleveland to hear it. This performance far exceeded the one given in New York in November, 1996 by the American Symphony Orchestra under Leon Botstein. Welser-Mo"st is on a far higher plane of musical sophistication!   Although the much-vaunted acoustics of historic Severance Hall turned out to be over-rated --- the hall is rather dry and most decidedly non-reverberant --- the music nevertheless was overwhelming. The capacity audience --- most of whom would have been hearing this work for the first time --- was held spellbound from beginning to end. At the conclusion, the applause was loud, enthusiastic, and sustained, calling for curtain call after curtain call.   Aside from Welser-Mo"st's masterful conducting, the star of the evening was the Danish heldentenor Stig Andersen, who sang the crushing role of St. John the Divine. This role is, in terms of vocal demands, fully on a par with Tristan, Siegfried, or the title role in Pftizner's "Palestrina". Mr. Andersen came through brilliantly, never flagging in what must be an utterly exhausting experience. At times, he positively became red in the face, as his stentorian high notes filled the hall with sound! Yet there was also subtlety in his performance, as called for by the composer's score.   The other vocal performers were also uniformly excellent, as was the 140-odd-voice Cleveland Symphony Chorus.   The prominent organ part in this score was performed by Munich organist Friedemann Winklhofer, whose organ registrations were ideal throughout in accordance with the demands of the score in its various segments. The recently restored (by the Schantz Organ Company) E. M. Skinner organ sounded ideal for this music.   It goes without saying that the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra performed superbly. It's remarkable that a city of such modest dimensions possesses one of the world's greatest symphony orchestras. But then, it also possesses a world-class art museum! Both the museum and the concert hall are located in a beautiful park --- a truly inspired setting.   The pre-concert lecture by Cleveland Symphony program annotator Peter Lakki was informative and instructive --- and a far better presentation than I heard in New York in 1996 at Lincoln Center from Lincoln Center "composer-in-residence" Richard Wilson. There was none of this nonsense about "politically incorrect" --- which the principal music critic of The New York Times quite rightly took the producers of that program to task for, in his 1996 review.   The excellent program notes on this occasion included an interview by Peter Lakki with Mr. Welser-Mo"st. Incidentally, Mr. Welser-Mo"st bears a striking resemblance to Gustav Mahler --- although, presumably, a good deal taller. During the performance, he was in absolute command, from beginning to end. Without a trace of Bernstein-style histrionics. My hat is off to a real pro!   We wish he would bring this work to New York. Alas, neither one of New York's major concert halls presently has a real (pipe) organ. And the electronic substitute in 1996 at Lincoln Center sounded absolutely dreadful --- as the music critic did not fail to point out!   I recommend that everyone go out and purchase Welser-Mo"st's recording of Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln right away!   Arthur LaMirande --- End forwarded message ---      
(back) Subject: Re: console standards From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@access.aic-fl.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 20:13:23 -0600   Should have smelled that one coming! Or, as we say in the South, I = stepped in that one!   Glenda Sutton   ----- Original Message ----- From: <DRAWKNOB@aol.com>   > Glenda, > > What were you doing in Bruce's back seat?        
(back) Subject: Re: Felix Hell From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 21:31:57 -0500   Maybe to change the subject somewhat, today I got the marimba and wood bar harp playing on my WurliTzer. The harp plays off the marimba thru separate wiring (avoiding the re-it blocks) and switches. I'll refelt the mallets, but as it is it sounds great.   Next, is the vacuum upright piano (with tinkle bar).   Rick    
(back) Subject: Re:Marimba and wood harp,,,,was Felix Hell From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 23:29:31 EST   Hey Rick!!!! Kudo's to you dude.......That sounds like real progress on the Wurli. Did =   you have to do much restoration on the Marimba or the wood harp? Cheers, [klink] ---Roc