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#1042679 - 05/19/06 07:23 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Here is a terrific example of the genius of Chick Corea and the musicians he surrounds himself with. Incredible playing and mastery of the keyboard, which, in this case, is a synthesizer. He has equally incredible technique on the acoustic piano.

Chick Corea - Got A Match?
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#1042680 - 05/19/06 07:28 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
CC2 and Chopin lover Offline
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Here is an equally amazing example in the Classical Piano realm. The incomparable Dubravka Tomsic....Chopin as it was meant to be played.

Dubravka Tomsic - Chopin Piano Concerto #2, Second Movement
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#1042681 - 05/19/06 08:11 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
Here is a terrific example of the genius of Chick Corea and the musicians he surrounds himself with. Incredible playing and mastery of the keyboard, which, in this case, is a synthesizer. He has equally incredible technique on the acoustic piano.

Chick Corea - Got A Match? [/b]
Chick Corea is awesome, here's a vid of his:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbfwJI5V00o

And here's a very rare recording of Art Tatum playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYcmWIrtK-E

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#1042682 - 05/19/06 08:15 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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THAT is the MOST \:\) \:\) beautiful piece of music EVER written. Bar NONE, IMHO, that is.

Thank you Chopin Lover for putting a perfect end to a not-too-perfect day.

Kathleen
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#1042683 - 05/19/06 08:28 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Geek, that was Phenomenal!!! Thanks for showing everyone why Chick is my, and many others, alltime favorite. It's great to see him mastering that big acoustic. What an incredible genius that man is, not to mention his composing!!! And for those of you who would like to know what that "Yamaha Sound" is that everyone here on this forum is always referring to, the piano Chick is playing on this video is a great example of it.
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#1042684 - 05/19/06 08:29 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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You are most assuredly welcome Kathleen. Thanks for taking the time to listen, and I hope tomorrow is better for you.
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#1042685 - 05/19/06 09:08 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
Sonata Offline
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Tea Kalandadze, because no one know about him/her, and I can't find any informantion from everywhere. But.. Tea plays excellently!!

AND: Dubravke Tomsic
AND: All of other classical pianists \:\)
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#1042686 - 05/19/06 09:22 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Now he sings now he sobs is one of my favourite albums! (After EG's Concert by the sea of course!)
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#1042687 - 05/19/06 09:23 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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My favorite was George Winston and Yann Tiersen but I have been taken over by David Nevue.

David Nevue rocks. You can check him out at www.davidnevue.com
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#1042688 - 05/19/06 09:29 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Originally posted by Debussy20:
I like the 5 browns. If you haven't heard of them, they are a family of 5 that all play together. They are really good. I also like Lang Lang.


Debussy 20 [/b]
Ugh I'm sorry but both the 5 Browns and Lang Lang are an insult. I don't think I've heard anything musical from either of them, although I haven't really examined ALL of the 5 Browns so I guess I'm generalizing.

But anyways, favorite pianists...

Tough to say I have a bunch, each for a different reason, but I would have to say either Busoni, Hofmann, Brendel, or Gieseking. Busoni I'm basing off what I've read so that can't really count hahah.
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#1042689 - 05/19/06 09:31 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
rocky Offline
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Originally posted by psychopianoman:
My favorite was George Winston and Yann Tiersen but I have been taken over by David Nevue.

David Nevue rocks. You can check him out at www.davidnevue.com [/b]
I really like David Nevue also, and some of his pieces are easy enough for me to actually play, at least in my own way \:\)
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#1042690 - 05/19/06 09:48 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
pianoga Offline
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Great music Chopinlover, hadn't listened to a nocturne for a long time, but I've not heard it played like that before either!

Geek, Awesome videos!

Hope tomorrow's a better day for you Kathleen \:\)
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#1042691 - 05/19/06 10:26 PM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 83
Loc: Upstate NY
Bill Evans...for his beauty.

Honorable mention: Mccoy Tyner, Jessica Williams.

Ryan

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#1042692 - 05/20/06 05:34 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Pianoga,
Glad you liked the Chopin, but it was not a Nocturne. It was actually mislabeled on the CD. The piece is the second movement of Chopin's Second Piano Concerto. I agree that Geeks videos are awesome. Have a great day.
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#1042693 - 05/20/06 06:42 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
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Loc: Edinburgh
I see a few 'YouTubes' being posted, so please don't mind if I add one myself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9jJEFfyayU&search=la%20campanella

This is Yundi Li playing 'La Campanella' as an encore - and it is fantastic!! \:\)


Edit: actually, "fantastic" doesn't quite cut it. Jawdropping? Thats probably more like it ;\)

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#1042694 - 05/20/06 07:03 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
pianoga Offline
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Chopin lover, that 'll teach me posting at 2:48 in the morning! I couldn't sleep because of my shoulder that's playing up and I was browsing the forum and listening to all this excellent stuff. When I went back to bed I thought: there was an orchestra on that Chopin, so it can't have been a nocturne :rolleyes:

Chopin lover, that 'll teach me posting at 2:48 in the morning! I couldn't sleep because of my shoulder that's playing up and I was browsing the forum and listening to all this excellent stuff. When I went back to bed I thought: there was an orchestra on that Chopin, so it wasn't a nocturne. The bit below is about ALL the chopin I've ever been able to play, and I can't use my left hand at the moment! I don't even remember which nocturne it is, I had piano lessons when a teenager and all I ever did between lessons was struggle with the first page and a half of this nocturne my dad was working on. No wonder he stopped playing for my lessons...

chopinsky by Pianoga\'s RH!
This is the first bit of music I post on PW, I can hardly believe I managed to record it and upload it in less than 30 minutes!
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#1042695 - 05/20/06 07:38 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
pianoga Offline
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Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
Boy, am I out of touch!

Vladimir Ashkenazy (alive and wel, I hope).
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He was conducting in Glasgow 12 days ago:
"in the fourth movement, Ashkenazy's unorthodox conducting secured from the student orchestra a performance of blazing incandescence that would have had seasoned professionals green with envy. Extraordinary."
but he's only 69!
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#1042696 - 05/20/06 09:37 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
CC2 and Chopin lover Offline
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Euan,
Thanks for sharing that video of Yundi. It was truly spectacular!!! Those trills and his finger speed and accuracy are inhuman!!!
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#1042697 - 05/20/06 09:39 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
angelojf Offline
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Registered: 04/03/06
Posts: 742
Loc: PA
Scott Joplin
Elton John
Fats Waller
Billy Joel

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#1042698 - 05/20/06 11:07 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
pianoga Offline
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oops...
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#1042699 - 05/21/06 12:03 AM Re: Who is your favorite pianist?
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Registered: 02/27/06
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Loc: Toronto
hmmm....i think i would have to say my favorite pianists would be:
david lanz, jim brickma, david nevue, einuadi, & frank mills (in no particular order)
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