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 Post subject: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:11 am 
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I came across this promo. Unfortunately it's not the series of videos for the entire sonata, but the opening only. But it sure shows the potential!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m6GR29P ... 1BF7604493

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:22 am 
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Wow! Now that's my kind of organ playing!! I loved that; all those big low notes....sounds great! :D Thank you, David. :)

What's with those crazy socks, though? Do organists usually wear two different socks so that they can see the pedals better?

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:01 am 
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Absolument très magnifique!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:06 am 
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With such a wealth of original organ repertoire I don't understand why organists feel the need to take up piano pieces. You come across the strangest things on organ (did I mention finding someone playing the Prokofiev Toccata ? )

Having said that, the Liszt Sonata seems to suit the organ with its many majestic, solemn, and theatrical moments. It's not such a far cry from Liszt's organ warhorse Ad Nos Salutarem Undam. And this guy's technique, both manualiter and pedaliter, is jaw-dropping. I'm not sure dispensing with shoes makes pedal playing easier, never tried it. As for the different colors, probably just a gimmick - a good organist seldom if ever looks at his feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:22 pm 
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I would think playing in socks would make it easier to feel the pedals. You can move up/down/forward/backward and better feel the cracks between the pedals so you know where your feet are.

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:31 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
I would think playing in socks would make it easier to feel the pedals. You can move up/down/forward/backward and better feel the cracks between the pedals so you know where your feet are.

That must be it. What do I know :P

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
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techneut wrote:
pianolady wrote:
I would think playing in socks would make it easier to feel the pedals. You can move up/down/forward/backward and better feel the cracks between the pedals so you know where your feet are.

That must be it. What do I know :P


Well, see? Now I am your teacher and I'm telling you to play in your socks. And make them colorful and pretty! :lol:

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Yes, ma'am. :mrgreen:

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At the piano I never play in different colored socks... but then again, there are only three pedals there. :lol:

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Rachfan wrote:
At the piano I never play in different colored socks... but then again, there are only three pedals there. :lol:

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Me neither. I did once leave my house with two different shoes on. That was embarrassing... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:19 pm 
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Rachfan wrote:
At the piano I never play in different colored socks... but then again, there are only three pedals there. :lol:

As a high school kid I used to walk around demonstratively with two different, clashingly colored socks. Preferably in the middle of the road. I guess that was my contribution to the hippie era :roll: But we're getting a bit OT here.

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
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That is just crazy!! I have to agree thoough that it works well as an organ work.

As for the socks, he may have trouble distingushing his right foot from his left.

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
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Hi Scott,

You might have a point there. Through the years I've met a couple of people who have been very intelligent and have held responsible positions. Yet they had great difficulty telling right from left. One was a very nice lady. Her method for finding "right" was that she had a birthmark on her right forearm. So she would look for that as a guide. It seems odd, but some people cannot distinguish the two without a cue of some kind.

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
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Rachfan wrote:
Through the years I've met a couple of people who have been very intelligent and have held responsible positions. Yet they had great difficulty telling right from left.

And yet is is so easy ! The left hand is the one with the thumb on the right.
Same for feet, though it would require the organist to play barefooted.

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Rachfan wrote:
Her method for finding "right" was that she had a birthmark on her right forearm. So she would look for that as a guide. It seems odd, but some people cannot distinguish the two without a cue of some kind.
What you do with these people is give them a viola. They will instinctively pick it up with their left hand, and the bow with their right. There is an inconspicuous sticker on the back of the viola which reads "Viola: left hand. Bow: right hand". They simply look at the sticker as soon as they put the viola down again. Problem solved. Most violas tend to come with these stickers pre-fitted by the manufacturer, because real viola players need them for a different reason. They already know left from right, but lack the aforementioned instinct.


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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
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I just watched this video. All I can say of Mr. Righetti is... wow. He is really talented!

One thing that I find bizarre (besides his fancy pair of socks :P ) is that he uses his hindfoot to hit the pedalboard notes in addition to the forefoot (I thought you always used the tip of the foot, as with piano)

Thanks for the share David!

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 Post subject: Re: Liszt's Sonata in Bm transcribed for organ!
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pianoman342 wrote:
One thing that I find bizarre (besides his fancy pair of socks :P ) is that he uses his hindfoot to hit the pedalboard notes in addition to the forefoot (I thought you always used the tip of the foot, as with piano)

No, that is very common, at least in romantic repertoire. You can't well play scales (especially chromatic ones) with toes only.
In Baroque repertoire it is common to play with toes only, though there are some situations where toe-heel will be applied.

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No, that is very common, at least in romantic repertoire. You can't well play scales (especially chromatic ones) with toes only.
In Baroque repertoire it is common to play with toes only, though there are some situations where toe-heel will be applied.


Interesting. The performance did seem quite chromatic, and Liszt is decidedly a romantic composer.

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