As part of our organ programming for the Lenten season, I am planning a pair of YouTube-inspired posts on two of the most notable American-based organists of the latter half of the 20th century, beginning with British-born, adoptive American organist E. Power Biggs.
If parents today would choose “Power” as the given name of their son, with the surname Biggs, the kid had better be built like a linebacker!
Today’s crawl through the podcast vault is the first of three posts this month dedicated to the organ - part of our yearly tradition around the Lenten season to dedicate more space to organ and sacred music on our platforms.
This post (originally part of our Fall 2013 "Back to Bach" series) presents three organists, three organs and three very different works (or set of works).
Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not
Updated Mar-04-2014 at 11:31 by itywltmt
Originally Posted by StevenOBrien
I'm pulling the following from a blog comment I wrote a while ago on another site, so forgive me if it seems a little inconsistent or dumbed down at times. It contains a whole bunch of resources and courses that are available online, as well as links to some very helpful theory books.
Yale lecture series to start you off
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, by Robert Greenberg
Understanding the fundamentals of music, by Robert Greenberg
For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.
My acquisitions for February
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 & Faust Overture
Today on “F” for February, Once Upon the Internet turns to Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino whose sporadic performing career spanned five decades.
Hailed by critics for his unusual technical and musical endowments, Sergio Fiorentino showed his exceptional talent at an early age; he was granted a scholarship by the Italian Government at age 11 to study at the Conservatorio "San Pietro a Majella"