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Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Johann Sebastian Clown

…Blow thy mighty cheeks and do your best impression of a wizard organist. Then add an instrument that can do absolutely everything (electronically), from imitating a clown car to reproducing pretty much any organ in the world: Limitless possibilities, and at the controls, recklessly, the lovechild of Pee Wee Herman and Sid Vicious. Endowed with an excess of skill and ability and unrestrained by limitations that good taste or fusty organ-decorum might prescribe, the self-styled heretic Cameron Carpenter sets about to reinvent the genre in his own image. The fact that he is playing Bach here isn’t primarily important; Bach is merely the playground on which he might just propel the organ (his own, custom-made, truck-size, Swarovski-encrusted digital monster) to popularity again…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Johann Sebastian Clown

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Johann Sebastian Bach, “All you need is Bach”,
Cameron Carpenter (Marshall & Ogletree op.8 Organ),

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