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    St.Maximine - Isnard Organ : What a beauty !

    It's a very well known, multi covered "subject"... but,

    Seeing Pierre Bardon play, explain everything and then seeing him perform and listening to the from console sounds.....

    I just fell deeply in love with this instrument.
    A magnificent beauty.
    What you think?
    Here :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlfcu...eature=related

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    And what a beauty she is - And what elegant reeds she has - And Cornets, And Flutes.............
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    Yeah Braddah... and anything the heart desires....... did ya listen to the cornet on the solo division ? Sooooo perfect !!!! and the small plenum (8,4,2) on Choir ?

    Now, after I 've seen this (Mr Bardon is a great inspiration also...) I must find a way to visit St.Maximin and ask for a permission to touch it and feel this greatness in my fingers.... just for 5 minutes.... not that it's something, as I would love to be there every day... but from nothing.... better 5 minutes than never !!
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    Great instrument with a grand sound. Have to see if I can find other postings of the organ. Thanks for posting.
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    Thanks my friend .
    I'm lookin' forward to your next post ! :-)
    I know you.... You'll always come back with something special he he (like the Sion beauty for exmple)

    In the mean time I can "heal my wounds" with the small demo set for Hauptwerk.... 10 stops from the choir division.
    Not as the real thing, but, close, if you add some imagination !! LoL
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    A grand beauty it is ... unusual method of coupling manuals together - never seen sliding keyboards before. I mean, it's quite logical keeping within the true realm of a mechanical organ.

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    Yes Panos, truly magnificent; the instrument and its setting, the organist and the music. The demonstration was fascinating, if only my grasp of French was better. But I am a product of the American educational system, so am lucky I can speak English. This is the second video on which I have seen the slide coupling. Interesting to watch and as Lars said very practical. Thank you for finding this treasure.
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    Hi Lars ! Hi Rob !
    Thanks... I knew you'll love it as I do.....
    Also remember that this church is starring on DaVinci code !!!!! St.Mary Magdalene is buried there.... so they claim anyway.

    Sliding keyboards... Yeah. This is how it works. No coupler switch or stop !! I've seen this on Silbermann organs earlier than this one and one of them is with my all time favourite player Marie-Claire Alain. You must see her sliding a two manual Silbermann.

    Let me find the video again for you if I'm lucky (I already have it downloaded for so long....)


    OK, I found it here :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDHsk...feature=relmfu

    See how she does the.. "acouplement des claviers" at 10:00 min :-)
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    Thank you again Panos. I cannot remember the source of the video I saw which showed the slide coupler, but it was not Marie-Claire's. I think it may have one which Nikam posted. i will try to check back and see if I can find it. That is interesting about the connection with the Magdalene. I have read in several sources of the legend that she died in France. Who knows?
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    Hi Rob,

    Who knows... yes.
    There are 6 pieces with MCA sliced on YouTube from the original video. Starring MCA and titled Organs, Toccatas, Fantasias. She follows Bach's path in Dresden, Rotha and elsewere. Mainly I see Silbermanns and Schnitgers.)))))))
    Follow the above link you can get the whole 6 of them.
    I'm doing a full file with them and probably I'll do a DVD for my personal enjoyment.

    What an organist she is !!!!!!

    I'm wondering : Did she ever play on St.Maximine's organ ? are there any videos ? recordings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghekorg7 View Post
    It's a very well known, multi covered "subject"... but,

    Seeing Pierre Bardon play, explain everything and then seeing him perform and listening to the from console sounds.....

    I just fell deeply in love with this instrument.
    A magnificent beauty.
    What you think?
    Here :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlfcu...eature=related

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    I think this is also a nice video I have ever seen before....Outstanding performance.
    I mean really impressive.......
    Just check this out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVKgq...eature=related

    What do you think?????????

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    Hi Peter, welcome on board ! :-)

    It's a good festival, indeed. I didn't know :-) Good for her, though I didn't see much of her playing he he
    Also this is a modern organ, but great sound as far as I can say from the little I've seen.
    Thanks for posting this :-)

    To return to the main thread I found this :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTr6a...eature=related

    No video unfortunately, slide show, but Mr. Bardon plays Bach excellently on St.Maximine. What a sound !!!!!

    Here M.Bouvard plays Couperin... SUPER :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qLWw...eature=related

    and here Bardon plays Dandrieu :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Ax2...eature=related

    I'll post more,
    Please enjoy :-)
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    Enjoyed the links Panos. Thanks for posting.
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    Thanks Bill :-)
    Did you get something from your "hunting" ?
    I keep seeing static youtube uploads for St.Maximin, but no real video like the one in the opening post... hmmm
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    Panos..not really love those slide shows with cd playing..LOL That is why I do not buy many cd's prefer the DVD so I can watch as well as listen.
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