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« on: January 04, 2007, 11:54:00 PM »

How many black concert pianists have there do you think?.  How many do you think have had orchestral engagements
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 12:34:48 AM »

Andre Watts is about the only classical pianist I can think of with a big enough reputation - he's half black anywayz.
If you mean pianists in general then heaps when you include jazz - they are concert pianists after all.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 02:14:32 AM »

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,12047.0.html
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 02:49:26 AM »

What exactly IS a black concert?

One at night?
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 03:43:19 AM »

Also:  Condoleeza Rice, Anthony Newton, Leon Bates, and William Chapman Nyaho.

I'm sure there are many, many more.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 03:44:10 AM »

What exactly IS a black concert?

One at night?

I knew someone would post something like this Tongue,lol.

Im thinking this is a rhetorical question Roll Eyes....hehe
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 06:10:46 AM »

Andrew Watts, Awadagin Pratt,Sodi Braide ...
Oscar Peterson
among others
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2007, 06:38:26 AM »

Also:  Condoleeza Rice,

she's not exactly a concert pianist, though, is she?
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2007, 08:17:48 AM »

I know that he's been mentioned already, but Oscar Peterson; how I'd love to hear him play Chopin's Op. 10...

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Alistair
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007, 09:58:36 AM »

Why do you care if a pianist is black?

I don't care if that pianist is green or blue, just so long he plays the piece well.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2007, 01:27:01 PM »

Wayne Marshall.
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2007, 03:16:32 PM »

I know that he's been mentioned already, but Oscar Peterson; how I'd love to hear him play Chopin's Op. 10...

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Alistair

Seconded! He is pure genius that man.
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2007, 06:02:15 PM »

Stewart Goodyear:
http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/Musicians/GuestArtists/Goodyear.asp

Heard him play live, and saw a TV documentary of him when he was a kid. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2007, 06:57:27 PM »

Stewart Goodyear:
http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/Musicians/GuestArtists/Goodyear.asp

Heard him play live, and saw a TV documentary of him when he was a kid. 
I saw him play live too.  fantastic pianist with brilliant technique and excellent taste
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2007, 11:58:16 PM »

I saw him play live too.  fantastic pianist with brilliant technique and excellent taste

I saw him in SF last year...he was great.
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2007, 02:48:17 AM »

Why do you care if a pianist is black?

I don't care if that pianist is green or blue, just so long he plays the piece well.
I'm sure the pianist cares very much.

It seems that you don't see black concert pianists, or classical musicians of any instrument, very much, or at least as much as you should.  I think it's important that this identity does not go away.  I always notice the dominance of white musicians when I go to the symphony. 
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