I Miss the Organ, but…

I miss the organ terribly. But, when I hear some one playing Franck (the 2nd Choral in b) on a screech machine the 1950 Holtkamp in Crouse Auditorium at Syarcuse University it makes me miss it even more.  It drives me crazy to hear some one obviously does not know how to play this kind of music because 1) she chose such a dismal instrument; and 2) she (like 9999.99% of organists) has absolutely zero imagination as to registration.  If you’re going to attempt Franck on a callous, faux-Baroque squeak box like 1950’s Holtkamp then you really need to have some imagination.  No wonder nobody likes the organ any more.

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