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Offline sevencircles

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Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
on: July 10, 2005, 07:40:02 PM
Who is the most aggressive (tastefull) pianist you have heard? By aggressive I mean a player that plays with power,speed and obviously strong fingers.

Offline cadenz

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005, 07:48:59 PM
the rock

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #2 on: July 10, 2005, 07:49:35 PM
Ian Hobson
So much music, so little time........

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #3 on: July 10, 2005, 11:00:10 PM
 Myra Hess, her film of Beethoven's " Apassionata" Sonata seems like piano destruction :P. It is impressive. Maybe Cziffra. But it is even funny that Hofmann hit the keys with heavy hands that went all the way up on his only filmed event of Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 3 No. 4.
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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005, 03:04:46 AM
Who is the most aggressive (tastefull) pianist you have heard? By aggressive I mean a player that plays with power,speed and obviously strong fingers.

Somone you don't know. Her names candace and when she played aufschwung (last time mentioning it, I promise! you can really tell I'm obsessed with that one) she would pound those low C octave things in the left hand. She used lot's of motion with her hands too.

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #5 on: July 11, 2005, 04:55:09 AM
Who is the most aggressive (tastefull) pianist you have heard? By aggressive I mean a player that plays with power,speed and obviously strong fingers.

Cziffra and Horowitz

And Rachmaninoff to some extent
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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #6 on: July 18, 2005, 10:16:29 AM
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Offline pianowelsh

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 10:33:23 AM
Surely Richter and Gilels have to feature up there somewhere. Richters revolutionary study is a force to be reackoned with. Gilels in some of the Busoni transcriptions and Rachmaninov preludes sometimes makes you wonder how much more the piano can take! :o

Offline musicsdarkangel

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 05:32:19 PM
Horowitz of course  :P

I'd put Orozco up there in terms of strength/FORTE as well.


But he's no where near my favorite pianist.

Garrick Ohlsson can get some huge dynamics at times. 


Of course to me, Ashkenazy is the most tasteful pianist.... but he isn't the most aggressive.

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005, 05:36:51 PM
Cziffra
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Offline da jake

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #10 on: July 20, 2005, 08:19:15 PM
Berman in the Transcendental Etudes. As I said to someone on MSN last night, Berman plays as if his girlfriend dumped him the night before and he just felt the need to pour out his soul and generally just bash the hell out of the piano. That, along with some incredible virtuosity and musicality makes one kick-ass recording!

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Offline piazzo23

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #11 on: July 23, 2005, 04:22:45 AM
Richter, Berman, Sergio Monteiro (winner of the 2nd Martha Argerich International Competition)

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #12 on: July 23, 2005, 04:54:08 AM
Argerich Funerailles :o
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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #13 on: July 24, 2005, 04:01:30 AM
Cziffra & Richter.

Offline burstroman

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #14 on: July 28, 2005, 01:15:30 AM
Rudolf Serkin (at least, intense)

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #15 on: July 28, 2005, 03:03:23 AM
Vladimir Sofronitsky - he brought out the nightmares in Scriabin's music

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #16 on: July 30, 2005, 11:13:02 AM
Cziffra :P
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Offline brewtality

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #17 on: July 30, 2005, 12:20:21 PM
The first name that crossed my mind was Richter but you asked for tasteful pianists so I guess he's out ;)

I'll choose Cziffra and Horowitz

Offline stevie

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #18 on: July 30, 2005, 02:16:10 PM
of all living pianists, boris berezovsky is a candidate, an awesome talent.

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #19 on: July 30, 2005, 02:27:39 PM
Dimitris Sgouros. His performance of Ravel's "Scarbo" is truly possessed. I hear that this guy has an ace in his sleeve for his demonic playing, mother nature's gift to him: Much more oxygen is poured into his arms through the blood that normal. That helps him to play extremely technically for long periods of time, and not getting tired...his musicality is another issue and depends on the ear of the beholder, won't discuss it here...

I have cross-posted the link, but for those who haven't gone through the "Hardest piece" thread, you can listen to it here: https://www.soundclick.com/bands/5/dimitrissgourospianist_music.htm.

Offline mwarner1

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #20 on: July 30, 2005, 06:18:15 PM
Argerich and Kovacevich -- although some (not I) would argue that they aren't tasteful.

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #21 on: July 30, 2005, 07:19:58 PM
Argerich Funerailles :o

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #22 on: July 31, 2005, 08:46:43 AM
Condoleezza Rice

Offline Jacey1973

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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #23 on: July 31, 2005, 01:05:43 PM
Lang Lang
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Re: Most aggressive (tastefull) player!
Reply #24 on: July 31, 2005, 01:24:22 PM
Lang Lang

Oh...i just re-read the full title of the topic. I'm not sure about tasteful....but he's not bad i guess, certainly a forceful player and cheerful to watch  :D
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