Vox Humana Posted November 30, 2007 Share Posted November 30, 2007 When I was at school, in the days of shillings and pence, I remember our music teacher (B.Mus, ARCO) telling me that it was impossible for anyone to be equally good as an organist and a pianist. Organists could not develop the sensitivity of touch that a pianist needs and pianists would not have the finger strength that an organist needs. As a rule of thumb for the majority of us mere mortals, I actually think he may have had a point. Speaking for myself, I love playing Debussy, but always feel like an elephant playing in wellingtons. Nevertheless, without doubt there are some very notable exceptions who have proved themselves equally professional on both instruments. I can think of: Jeremy Filsell Wayne Marshall Francis Grier Also, if I am correctly attributing one or two clips I have come across on the web, our own David Coram is no mean pianist either. Who else? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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