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    Finalmente! Maestro Germani on Youtube.

    Right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJiVGjQinNo.

    You may safely tune in at around 4'40", when he starts playing part of Sowerby's Pageant (of which he is the decicatee).

    Maybe not Fernando at his best, but we're lucky to have footage of such a legend at all!

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    Thanks for pointing this out. It's an unexpected 'clip' and only a small extract of the work whose total performance time is 10 minutes or so. However, it's illuminating and demonstrates that Germani's phenomenal pedal technique was MORE than a legend. I have a CD of some of Sowerby's organ works which includes 'Pageant' played by David Craighead (another virtuoso). The CD's accompanying booklet includes Germani's legendary comment after receiving Sowerby's score :' Now write for me something difficult!'
    I had the opportunity of hearing Germani 'in the flesh' twice, playing conventional organ recitals. I had no idea he performed also as a 'popular' entertainer as in this Youtube clip !

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    Another historical Video in RAI Television with Maestro Germani (BWV 565).
    Germani's Part start around 4.28'':
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYVoOqs5V-A

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    I found this video quite beautiful too: http://youtu.be/DYQIz6icPZg and what pedal work in second selection..WOW I could not get the link above in first post to connect throught..said removed...??? Thanks for posting...
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    A third video (1971) by Fernando Germani in the Italian Television (RAI TV):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFWj4V7E9eA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith71 View Post
    Another historical Video in RAI Television with Maestro Germani (BWV 565).
    Germani's Part start around 4.28'':
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYVoOqs5V-A
    Thank you for this.

    It is a shame that the audience were so unaware of even this piece of organ music that they appeared not to know when to applaud - or was it just that they became over-excited every time that Germani played a loud chord....?

    Probably not.

    Last edited by pcnd5584; Jul-14-2013 at 02:08.
    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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