Friday, May 08, 2009

2388 T&F, Visually

Friday, May 8, 2009

This is Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ, visually rendered by Stephen Malinowski, and presented as Kim Komando's video of the day. Amazing.


I read through several screens of the YouTube comments, and was amazed that so many of the younger commenters had never heard it before (and insist on referring to it as a song). Music education seems to have been a victim of budget cuts and curriculum expansion.

Oh, well. The youngsters seem to have been impressed, which is good (although they call it metal" and think they can do a creditable job by ear on a guitar). Any appreciation, in any terms, is good.

(BTW - the different colors indicate different stops on the organ. I was amused that some of the youngsters [OMG! Pretty soon I'll be saying things like "in my day"] thought it indicated different instruments. Their auditory discrimination needs training.)

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