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Cziffra
6 (6.9%)
Pogerolich
3 (3.4%)
Pletnev
2 (2.3%)
Hamelin
6 (6.9%)
Argerich
8 (9.2%)
Laredo
0 (0%)
Berezovsky
3 (3.4%)
Pace
1 (1.1%)
Powell
0 (0%)
Amato
0 (0%)
Ogdon
0 (0%)
Madge
0 (0%)
Glemser
1 (1.1%)
Pollini
0 (0%)
Richter
7 (8%)
Hodges
0 (0%)
de Larrocia
0 (0%)
Kempf
0 (0%)
Kissin
2 (2.3%)
Katsaris
0 (0%)
Scherbakov
0 (0%)
Lang Lang
0 (0%)
Li
2 (2.3%)
Gould
5 (5.7%)
Barere
0 (0%)
Cortot
1 (1.1%)
Horowitz
3 (3.4%)
Lewenthal
0 (0%)
Weissenberg
0 (0%)
Henck
0 (0%)
Y. Takahashi
0 (0%)
A. Takahashi
0 (0%)
Jando
0 (0%)
Biret
0 (0%)
Paik
0 (0%)
Woo
0 (0%)
Smith
0 (0%)
Aimard
0 (0%)
R. Serkin
1 (1.1%)
P. Serkin
0 (0%)
Moiseiwitsch
1 (1.1%)
Thibaldet
0 (0%)
Rachmaninov
0 (0%)
Bolet
2 (2.3%)
L. Berman
1 (1.1%)
Jalbert
0 (0%)
Hough
2 (2.3%)
Ashkenazy
2 (2.3%)
Bernstein
0 (0%)
Gilels
3 (3.4%)
Lisitsa
2 (2.3%)
Geiseking
0 (0%)
Ullen
0 (0%)
Lugansky
0 (0%)
Oentremont
0 (0%)
Arrau
4 (4.6%)
Previn
0 (0%)
Wild
0 (0%)
Gibbons
0 (0%)
Borovsky
0 (0%)
Schnabel
0 (0%)
Lipatti
0 (0%)
Goldenweiser
0 (0%)
Sofranitsky
1 (1.1%)
Yudina
0 (0%)
Feinberg
0 (0%)
Michelangeli
1 (1.1%)
Rubinstein
5 (5.7%)
Nat
0 (0%)
Fischer
0 (0%)
Fiorentino
1 (1.1%)
Lesy
0 (0%)
Howards
0 (0%)
Volodos
1 (1.1%)
Other (state)
10 (11.5%)

Total Members Voted: 87

Topic: Your favorite pianists  (Read 4829 times)

Offline franz_

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #50 on: June 05, 2006, 05:14:16 PM
For Liszt: Wibi Soerjadi


That guy is so bad...
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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #51 on: June 05, 2006, 05:26:28 PM
Hello! fellow Pianists I just wanted to say Hello, I am new to the forum and I think this site is great! Hear is my musical opinion.

GOULD! Anybody who plays Bach as sweet as that. BACH probably the GREATEST Composer that ever lived. I consider him the best overall because he did many works and dedicated his whole life to the Piano and living in one room for ten years just playing. Plus he played many other pieces besides Bach that were great.

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #52 on: June 05, 2006, 07:15:09 PM
Hello! fellow Pianists I just wanted to say Hello, I am new to the forum and I think this site is great! Hear is my musical opinion.

GOULD! Anybody who plays Bach as sweet as that. BACH probably the GREATEST Composer that ever lived. I consider him the best overall because he did many works and dedicated his whole life to the Piano and living in one room for ten years just playing. Plus he played many other pieces besides Bach that were great.

I'm a fellow Gould fan, though I'm not sure how much of his non-Bach repertoire can be considered "great" when taken by themselves. Gould is my favorite pianist, but it's obvious he isn't exactly a well-rounded, versatile musician. I consider Richter the "greatest" all-around pianist of the 20th century.

Primarily, I'm interested in Gould's personal philosophy with regard to music and personal spirituality. Even though his application of his artistic philosophy to Mozart and some Romantic works yields some (quite frankly) atrocious results, it is consistent with everything else he professes. He is a polarizing figure: I think he is a genius, but I can also understand people who think he's just a genius at deception.

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #53 on: June 05, 2006, 07:36:28 PM
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Offline mephisto

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #54 on: June 05, 2006, 07:38:41 PM
And its "Pogorelich", too, by the way...

Where's Grante?

Best,

Alistair

Indeed Grante is a good pianist, in his own right. But only an idiot would consider him one of the best of all time. If one should go by your logic, sholdn`t one then add all pianist?

So where is anon, and amazing pianist if I may say so ;D

Best,

Offline chocolatedog

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #55 on: June 05, 2006, 09:24:08 PM
It's all so subjective - but my favourite is none of the above!  ;) He was my piano teacher for several years and still is, on a when-I-desperately-need-a-lesson type of basis (not over often these days - that's not bragging, it's a case of not having any concerts recently therefore no need of a lesson......  :'( ) and I'm not mentioning any names but he's British.........  :)

Offline walking_encyclopedia

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #56 on: June 08, 2006, 03:40:05 AM
ax, darnit! don't forget ax!!!!!

Offline jre58591

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #57 on: June 08, 2006, 05:41:21 AM
So where is Bjørn Tarek Restan, and amazing pianist if I may say so.
haha post a rec, and i may mention you.
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Offline henrah

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #58 on: June 08, 2006, 06:40:34 AM
Where's Piers Lane?
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Offline mephisto

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #59 on: June 09, 2006, 11:00:05 AM
haha post a rec, and i may mention you.

okei, it wuz a lie 8)

Offline ivoryplayer_amf

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #60 on: June 10, 2006, 05:10:25 PM
VICTOR BORGE! lol yeah Well I do think he's amazing....but in all seriousness...Argerich.  My absolute FAVORITE!!!!

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Re: Your favorite pianists
Reply #61 on: June 10, 2006, 05:50:44 PM
VICTOR BORGE! lol yeah Well I do think he's amazing....but in all seriousness...Argerich.  My absolute FAVORITE!!!!

Yes he was pretty good - I like the bit at the end of his video where he actually starts playing seriously for once - great stuff! (Wonderful sense of humour - just brilliant!!! Sadly missed, I think.)
 

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