PipeChat Digest #4393 - Monday, March 29, 2004
 
Re: Felix Celebrates 350 With Old Friends (part 2 of 2)
  by "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net>
Re: Metz
  by "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com>
Felix's Phila Concert
  by <RVScara@aol.com>
Re: Blind Organists/Composers
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Pipe Mitering (reply)
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Felix's Phila Concert. Re-sending the announcement
  by <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de>
Walcha in NYC
  by "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net>
Re: Metz
  by "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net>
Olivier Latry in Nashville
  by <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com>
Re: Blind Organists/Composers
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Felix Celebrates 350 With Old Friends (part 2 of 2) From: "mack02445" <mack02445@comcast.net> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 15:38:42 -0500   Hey Mike,   Is one of those recitals here in Methuen? <G> I am sure I will be going to that one not sure if DC will be coming or not I think Pipevoice will be coming from Martha's Vineyard to ride with me. Also, I am planning on going to Philadelphia in June for 2 events, 1. Wanamaker Day and Felix's recital that night At Irvine Auditorium. I will most likely train down the day before and stay at the Youth Hostel in Philly so I can get to Wanne's early. ( I heard a rumor F.H. might play) But it is sure worth hearing will have to load up on mini discs for that trip. Then in July there is the Portland recital another big Austin, think I gave you a cd of it from last year.   Well if you are coming to any of these let me know and if you need floor space to crash in Boston I am sure we can fit you in here lol.   Cheers, Mack   Mike Gettelman wrote:   > As I write this, I am already planning to attend 3 >more of Felix's recitals by the end of >July. Certainly I will hear others play in between, but >the total experience will not be quite >the same. I've become quite spoiled I'm afraid. > Cheers to ALL > Mike Gettelman > >"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: Metz From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 14:42:27 -0600   You should contact Elizabeth Towne Schmitt, <schmitt@umr.edu> who has been working on an article on Metz for several years and knows a great deal about him.   John Speller, St. Louis, Mo.   James Grebe wrote:   >Does any one have any info on Metz, the organ builder form St. Louis in = the >1850's > >        
(back) Subject: Felix's Phila Concert From: <RVScara@aol.com> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 15:44:06 EST   Someone please re-send the date and contact number for the Phila event. = In my haste to print it out I deleted it, instead. Thanks. BOB    
(back) Subject: Re: Blind Organists/Composers From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 15:58:36 -0500   On 3/27/04 5:19 PM, "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> wrote:   > I once inquired of someone who was likely to know why Walcha would not = come to > America to play. The answer I was given was that his blindness was = thought to > have had something to do with a smallpox vacination he had when young, = and > there was great fear that if he had another to be allowed into the U.S. = at > that time, there might be an even more horrible reaction.   But I'm almost sure he DID come to the U.S. I heard a major report on a recital he did at St. Thomas' in, I'd guess, late 60s or early 70s. Could = I have that story screwed up? (I THOUGHT it was NYC, not Leipzig!)   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Mitering (reply) From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:06:27 EST   If you have access to a copy of the August 1997 issue of The American Organist, there is a photograph on page 33 that shows how my firm handled = the bottom octave of an 8' Principal. As you will see, a 12-note offset chest = was placed vertically and tapped off of the schwimmer (the first of only two = we have ever used, preferring reservoir winding) with a metal wind line, and a scalloped rack made to hold the pipes in place. If you have fewer pipes needing such treatment, you may make felted cradles and suspend them from the ceiling, and tube them off to an = auxiliary toeboard using copper pipe, which is very neat, solders easily, and is = supplied with pre-manufactured elbows, or you can use the less expensive flexible tubing =   made available through supply houses.   Sebastian M. Gluck New York City   ..  
(back) Subject: Re: Felix's Phila Concert. Re-sending the announcement From: <Hell-Concerts@t-online.de> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 23:24:31 +0200   -----Original Message----- > Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 22:44:06 +0200 > Subject: Felix's Phila Concert > From: RVScara@aol.com > To: pipechat@pipechat.org   > Someone please re-send the date and contact number for the Phila event. In > my haste to print it out I deleted it, instead. Thanks. BOB   Here is the re-announcement   CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT Curtis Organ at Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania ~Austin Opus 1416: 1926, IV-161~   Felix Hell Benefit Concert Saturday, June 12, 2004, 7:30pm   German organ virtuoso Felix Hell plays Penn's 10,731 pipe Curtis Organ at Irvine Auditorium, 34th and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia. Enjoy the magnificent sound of this fully restored instrument!   Tickets ($15) available now at   Annenberg Center Box Offcie 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 phone: 215 - 8983900 fax: 215 - 573 9668   Mark your calendars and plan to join us! Proceeds benefit future programs on the Curtis Organ.                  
(back) Subject: Walcha in NYC From: "Alan Freed" <acfreed0904@earthlink.net> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:56:40 -0500   My authority on that denies telling me the story.   Must have dreamed it.   Sorry.   Alan    
(back) Subject: Re: Metz From: "James Grebe" <pianoman@accessus.net> Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:11:23 -0600   Thank you, John James Grebe Piano-Forte Tuning & Repair Artisan of Wood WWW.JamesGrebe.com 1526 Raspberry Lane Arnold, MO 63010 pianoman@accessus.net ----- Original Message ----- From: "John L. Speller" <jlspeller@mindspring.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 2:42 PM Subject: Re: Metz     > You should contact Elizabeth Towne Schmitt, <schmitt@umr.edu> who has > been working on an article on Metz for several years and knows a great > deal about him. > > John Speller, > St. Louis, Mo. > > James Grebe wrote: > > >Does any one have any info on Metz, the organ builder form St. Louis in the > >1850's > > > > > > > > "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: Olivier Latry in Nashville From: <DarrylbytheSea@aol.com> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 01:21:49 EST   Hi, Y'all!   Olivier Latry played to a huge house at Christ Church (Episcopal) Cathedral=20 on Friday night on their new Lively-Fulcher organ. This concert was the fift= h=20 in this opening year of the new organ. It's a wonderful organ and Olivier=20 brought out it's best, without a doubt. Michael Velting, Director of Music a= nd=20 Organist, told me they had to put up an additional 100 chairs in the room. A= nother=20 organist friend told me he arrived at 7:30 (concert time was 8:00) and there= =20 was no room except under the balconies and side transepts. What a great=20 problem, huh???!!!!! The entire series was presented without admission charg= e. Other=20 concerts in this series were Michael Velting, David Higgs, John=20 Cummings/Richard Webster/Craig Phillips, Marjorie Procter (Associate organis= t). It's been a=20 great year for the organ in Nashville.   I won't begin to tell you about the concert, but just let me say it was=20 Olivier at his best! He was "on" that night for sure, from beginning to end,= he=20 proved again and again why he is at the top of the heap in our business.=20   His program was in two parts =E2=80=94 traditional repertoire for the first=20= half =E2=80=94=20 and a 4-movement improvised organ symphony for the second. The themes for th= e=20 improvisations were "Engleburg", "Simple Gifts, "I've Got Rhythm", and "We'r= e=20 Off to see the Wizard." It worked, it really did!   The first half was Bach: Sinfonia to Cantata 29 (arranged by Dupr=C3=A9) Franck: Prelude, Fugue and Variation Vierne: Finale from Symphonie III Widor: March of the night watchman (free arrangement of Bach's "Wachet Auf") Dupr=C3=A9: Prelude and Fugue in g minor   Encore: Guilment: First movement of Symphony I   Have a great week!   Yours,   Darryl by the Sea Nashville, TN    
(back) Subject: Re: Blind Organists/Composers From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 00:22:16 -0800 (PST)   Hello,   I mentioned in a previous post that I had heard of Helmut Walcha "losing interest" in his later years.   Now I come to think of it, the name might well have been that of Karl Richter.   ????   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK       __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html