Peter Hurford died today at the age of 88.
Hurford recorded the complete Bach organ works for Decca, along with much else.
He founded the St Albans International Organ Festival and was an engine for renewal in British organ playing. In recent years, he suffered a stroke, followed by Alzheimer’s disease. He retired in 2009.
From Bruce Duffie’s extended interview:
Making music’s fun. The moment making music ceases to be fun, give it up! That does happen, you know. People do stop having fun with it, and this does happen with professionals, sometimes — quite a lot, in my experience.
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