Mystery score

Mystery score

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

It's one of those weekends:
  • Christopher Maltman at Herbst, tonight
  • Pablo Heras-Casado at SFS (I have a ticket for this)
  • The Enchanted Island Saturday morning
  • Eco Ensemble at Hertz Hall, Saturday
  • Paul Jacobs at Davies, Sunday afternoon

8 comments:

Zwölftöner said...

Is that Paul Jacob the organist? You should really see him, he's America's best home-grown player IMHO (I speak as an organist. Well, retired organist). Particularly unmissable if he's playing Messiaen.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Yes, indeed, it is Paul Jacobs the (young, brilliant) organist, as opposed to the late, great pianist Paul Jacobs, to whom I was listening earlier this week.

Lisa Hirsch said...

No Messiaen, but it's a fascinating program anyway: N. Boulanger, Elgar, Bach, Price, and Demessieux.

Zwölftöner said...

Well I did see Friedrich Gulda perform live twice, before and after his 'death'... Programme for the as yet undeceased Jacobs sounds interesting - so much so (looks away sheepishly) I got a little organ nerdy and looked it up. Hmm, a Bach trio sonata sandwiched between Elgar in Edwardian bombast mode? Not that the Elgar has to be like that, but in such proximity to the pinnacle of Bach's organ output... Then again Paul has always liked a challenge. The Boulanger and Demessieux pieces are interesting rarities.

Zwölftöner said...

Well I did see Friedrich Gulda perform twice, before and after his 'death'... Programme for the as yet undeceased Jacobs sounds interesting - so much so (looks away sheepishly) I got a little organ nerdy and looked it up. Hmm, a Bach trio sonata sandwiched between Elgar in Edwardian bombast mode? Not that the Elgar has to be like that, but in such proximity to the pinnacle of Bach's organ output... Then again Paul has always liked a challenge. The Boulanger and Demessieux pieces are interesting rarities.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks; helpful analysis!

John Marcher said...

I went to hear Maltman tonight. Based on your response to Graham, I don't think you would have liked any more than that performance, unless you have a special fondness for Reynaldo Hahn and Mahler lieder- which he sang wonderfully.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Who knows? I certainly do like Hahn and Mahler. It's also not as though I disliked Graham.