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#1620357 - 02/15/11 01:39 AM Instrumentalists, the very best
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What made me think of this subject title was my listening to Sarah Chang, and also reading what so many have to say about her. I especially like to see her play when she was young. What a beautiful, wholesome personality and this just adds to her greatness.

I suppose when it comes to violinists she and Itzhak Perlman are, together, at the very top.

No doubt a majority of people would put Horowitz at the top, alone, with respect to modern day pianists. Appears Argerich is his main competition.

Cello: Yo Yo Ma and Han Na Chang. Also two people with outstanding personalities.

Other instrumentalists who are at the very top? Welcome your thoughts. Always searching for talent to enjoy!

Bech


Edited by Bech (02/15/11 01:48 AM)
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#1620578 - 02/15/11 11:33 AM Re: Instrumentalists, the very best [Re: Bech]
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Additions:

Niels Pedersen, Ray Brown--Jazz bassists

Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum, Hiromi--Jazz pianists

Joe Pass, Barney Kessel--Jazz guitarists

Harry James, Rafael Mendez, Al Hirt--Trumpet

Pete Fountain--Clarinet

James Galway--Flute

Lional Hampton--Vibraphone

Franz Chmel--Classical Harmonicist

Carmen Cavallaro--pop standards pianist

All on YouTube.

Bech
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