Chopin on the Pedals in Long Johns

  • Woah! This is the most non-human pedal technique I've ever seen. This is a famous Chopin piano piece adapted for organ. This guy appears a bit out there in a Michael Jacksonian, kids-you-stay-away-from-him kind of way, but this is worth a view. Mind-boggling.

  • Here's someone playing it on the piano as originally written, and quite well. This is really no less amazing.

    You may be wondering, why didn't Cameron just play it on the manual keyboards on the organ? Musically, there is probably no reason. Just looks cooler on the pedals!

    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Love your site, however, IMHO, your reference to Cameron Carpenter as a pederast is in very poor taste.

    February 16, 2008 6:21 PM  
    Blogger AndyOfVermont said...

    Sorry for that unintentional implication, I can see how it could be taken that way. I am actually accusing neither Michael Jackson nor Cameron Carpenter of pedarism. Indeed, it has not been proven that Jackson is, and as far as I know Carpenter has never even been accused of such. All I'm saying is that both present themselves in a way that to me is creepy. This may be my own weakness, but whatever it is it is quite real.

    February 17, 2008 4:39 AM  
    Anonymous Doug Jensen said...

    Have you seen Patel's performances of Demessieux Etudes? "Octaves" is All six etudes requires astonishing pedal technique.

    June 02, 2009 8:20 PM  

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