Making music on the organ
Peter Hurford is without a doubt one of the most acclaimed and influential organists of our time. His recordings of Bach, Couperin, Handel, Hindemith, and others have garnered numerous awards and along with his live performances have been enthusiastically received worldwide. This book sets out the ideas that underpin Hurford's performance and teaching, detailing the relation of instrument and performer to the rest of the musical world, technical problems, the workings of the organ, and interpretation, particularly that of Bach. Offering encouragement to the amateur, a refresher course for the professional, and enlightment to the listener, this book is a valuable handbook by a musician of unquestionable authority.
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The Organists Place in Musical Performance
How the Organ Works
A Basic Physical Approach to the Organ
The Technical Basis of Movement and Expression
Some Thoughts on Interpretation
Towards a Grounding in Bach Interpretation
The French Classical School
Reading List 156
Index of Works Cited