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    Middelschulte by Cameron Carpenter...

    Well folks,

    If you can play this piece(Perpetuum Mobile) on the pedalclavier, then you're *pretty good*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmg0sATtCRo

    Seriously, the guy is phenomenal.

    Cheers,

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    With feet like that, who needs hands?

    Which brings me to my next question: Have there been any organists who out of necessity played only with their feet, i.e., who lacked the use of their hands?

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    He's playing on electronic organ... not quite the same as doing it on real pipes.

    Yea, he has a good technique (at least on electronic instrument) but what I have heard performed by him have lacked in phrasing, emotion etc.

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    I listened to a Cameron Carpenter sound video on YTube last week. His technique is fabulous. He plays the somewhat controversial electronic organ at Trinity Wall Street. My opinion is that the organ sounds pretty good but still has a little electronic buzz and brittleness in the tone.

    Cameron's playing ability exceeds almost anything I have ever seen. I am sure that he can now or will learn quickly to vary his technique to suit the building acoustics and handle pipe organs just as well as the electronic.

    Note that he also played for the ATOS convention this summer and got several standing ovations.

    In summary, a fabulous player!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flute'n'Pedal View Post
    With feet like that, who needs hands?

    Which brings me to my next question: Have there been any organists who out of necessity played only with their feet, i.e., who lacked the use of their hands?
    Noted Organist Mark Thallender had an unfortunate accident several years ago and lost one arm. After many months of diligent practice, he is once again playing the organ with both feet and one arm. I hear that the performances are absolutely phenomenal.
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    Hi Krummhorn,

    Yeah man, I remember hearing about the accident Mr. Thallander was a victim of. Its so inspiring that he could overcome such an obstacle and is now playing again. I just thought about Ravel's piano concerto for the left hand. What a tour-de-force that is.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    Hi Corno Dolce,

    I first heard about the Ravel piece for the left hand on, oddly enough, a M*A*S*H episode where a soldier who was a concert pianist incurred tendon damage and lost the use of three fingers of the right hand. Major Winchester was able to convince the man to try the Ravel piece towards the end of that episode.

    A remarkable work - and even more remarkable to see it being played.
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