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#1594019 - 01/09/11 02:00 PM Re: Luck and the concert pianist [Re: lisztonian]
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Claiming Horowitz to be the greatest pianist is of course personal and debatable. For instance I wouldn't put his Mozart above say, Uchida.. wink You don't insist that it's fact, do you, Regina?
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#1594066 - 01/09/11 03:23 PM Re: Luck and the concert pianist [Re: lisztonian]
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Stores, are you implying that you have to be old or young to declare Horowitz the greatest pianist?

Pogorelich, when deciding who is the greatest panist, I consider the overall picture. I wouldn't merely make the decision based on how one composer is played, but based on an overall assessment of what great things they have accomplished throughout their career. I believe that Horowitz accomplished more great things- especially from a technical perspective- than any other pianist.
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#1594122 - 01/09/11 05:17 PM Re: Luck and the concert pianist [Re: LaReginadellaNotte]
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Originally Posted By: LaReginadellaNotte
Stores, are you implying that you have to be old or young to declare Horowitz the greatest pianist?



Hahaha...no, not at all (and I'm not being facetious).
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