Organist, Jennifer Bare, on radio 4 this morning described how when she played for Messiaen somehow it altered her way of playing in his presence…. She felt that by some form of telepathy he was able to guide her to what he wanted his compositions to say. At their first meeting, she had not listened to any of his recordings; he laughed out loud because “you play them exactly as I do… Only Olivier Messiaen can do this”
So, Beethoven, send me the vibes!
Today I’m all ears.
Your devoted servant