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#1723816 - 07/30/11 11:29 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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1. Beethoven
2. Mozart
3. Liszt
4. Chopin
5. Schumann
6. Rachmaninoff
7. Haydn
8. Prokofiev
9. Ravel
10. Czerny
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#1723820 - 07/30/11 11:34 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Beethoven747-400]
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Originally Posted By: Beethoven747-400
10. Czerny

No problem -- just get tix to Pollini. ha
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#1724216 - 07/31/11 10:05 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Tararex]
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Originally Posted By: Tararex
Well, I'm not certain about gas mileage on time machines. At least 5 Liszt recitals at various points in his lifetime would be necessary before climbing back in for the others. wink


What if you found out at the first concert that he was all hype? laugh

It makes me feel old to see Horowitz on peoples time machine lists, but I'll bet Pianoloverus has seen half the artists mentioned. laugh
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#1724238 - 07/31/11 10:37 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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Live?

Stores, Kreisler, Brendan, Pogorelich (Angelina), Marc C, Damon, Hakki, Argerichfan, BruceD - heck, everybody in Pianoworld (at least around the Pianist's Corner)(sorry if I forgot you or how to spell your name!). Seeing great artists live is a wonderful thing, but seeing friends, acquaintances, and people you know is such a rewarding experience as well!

Not to mention there are quite a few world-class pianists amongst us here too...!
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#1724239 - 07/31/11 10:39 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Damon]
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Originally Posted By: Damon

It makes me feel old to see Horowitz on peoples time machine lists, but I'll bet Pianoloverus has seen half the artists mentioned. laugh

Yeah, he is pretty amazing. Even in my years in London I never remotely approached what this man has experienced.

Gotta hand it over...

But OTOH, I suppose the love of my life is Anglican Church music, yet not relevant on this forum. Give Mr. pianoloverus his due, I like him.
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#1724248 - 07/31/11 11:08 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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My list -time machine included-
Bach
Horowitz (young)
Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev
Curzon
Bolet
Lupu
Ashkenazy (young)
Horacio Gutierrez

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#1724302 - 08/01/11 01:42 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Originally Posted By: Kuanpiano
....Seeing great artists live is a wonderful thing, but seeing friends, acquaintances, and people you know is such a rewarding experience as well!....

+1

And I also like the parts of your post that I didn't quote. ha
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#1724336 - 08/01/11 03:59 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Beethoven747-400
10. Czerny

No problem -- just get tix to Pollini. ha
I don't get this joke.
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#1724363 - 08/01/11 07:11 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: argerichfan]
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Originally Posted By: Damon

It makes me feel old to see Horowitz on peoples time machine lists, but I'll bet Pianoloverus has seen half the artists mentioned. laugh

Yeah, he is pretty amazing. Even in my years in London I never remotely approached what this man has experienced.

Gotta hand it over...

But OTOH, I suppose the love of my life is Anglican Church music, yet not relevant on this forum. Give Mr. pianoloverus his due, I like him.
I saw Horowitz two or three times, the first being his Historic 1966(?)Return at Carnegie Hall. I had no ticket but there were other ways to get in. One doesn't have to be particularly old to have seen Horowitz. He died in 1989. Rubinstein died in 1982 and Richter died in 1997. The main reason I've been able to see many of the pianists on people's wish lists is that I've lived in NYC since 1962.





Edited by pianoloverus (08/01/11 07:13 AM)

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#1724379 - 08/01/11 08:08 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
saw Horowitz two or three times, the first being his Historic 1966(?)Return at Carnegie Hall. I had no ticket but there were other ways to get in. One doesn't have to be particularly old to have seen Horowitz. He died in 1989. Rubinstein died in 1982 and Richter died in 1997. The main reason I've been able to see many of the pianists on people's wish lists is that I've lived in NYC since 1962.





How I wish I had seen Richter. I was certainly old enough when he was still performing,but I was too insulated and focused on school.. (Got more of the latter than I ever needed but I digress..)

But PL, do tell about that Horowitz concert: You got in and then, what??

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#1724438 - 08/01/11 10:07 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Damon]
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Originally Posted By: Damon
Originally Posted By: Tararex
Well, I'm not certain about gas mileage on time machines. At least 5 Liszt recitals at various points in his lifetime would be necessary before climbing back in for the others. wink


What if you found out at the first concert that he was all hype? laugh


As Liszt has been my favorite composer since I was 10 years old I'm not too concerned about "hype" entering the picture. 3hearts

However, I am horrified that I left Wilhelm Kempff off my list.

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#1724543 - 08/01/11 01:42 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: AZNpiano]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Beethoven747-400
10. Czerny
No problem -- just get tix to Pollini. ha
I don't get this joke.

Not your fault, undoubtedly. grin

Here's the deal:

It begins with, I can't much imagine that someone would single out Czerny as someone from the past to hear, because.....well, you know the stereotyped criticism of his music (especially the exercises, which is the main thing people know) and so I imagine (not completely without basis, I don't think) that he wasn't the very most interesting of musicians and that he put emphasis on execution, perhaps in a quite mechanical way.

And that's also the stereotype of Pollini, not entirely without basis.

Czerny and Pollini, in the views of the critics of each (and probably many more-neutral people too), have much the same attributes, both positive and negative. One might say (controversially) that Czerny was an earlier version of Pollini, and vice versa.

So there you are. smile
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#1724564 - 08/01/11 02:11 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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1. Marc-André Hamelin
2. Arcadi Volodos
3. Jorge Luis Prats
4. Krystian Zimerman
5. Martha Argerich
6. Valentina Lisitsa
7. Maurizio Pollini
8. Cyprien Katsaris
9. Yuja Wang
10. Yundi Li

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#1724589 - 08/01/11 02:44 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: madlovba3]
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1. Marc-André Hamelin
2. Arcadi Volodos
3. Jorge Luis Prats
4. Krystian Zimerman
5. Martha Argerich
6. Valentina Lisitsa
7. Maurizio Pollini
8. Cyprien Katsaris
9. Yuja Wang
10. Yundi Li

No Tamas Vasary? ha

Actually I'm not sure he's still performing....I just asked you on the other thread.

If he is, I'd gladly add him to my list!! thumb
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#1724602 - 08/01/11 03:04 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: madlovba3
1. Marc-André Hamelin
2. Arcadi Volodos
3. Jorge Luis Prats
4. Krystian Zimerman
5. Martha Argerich
6. Valentina Lisitsa
7. Maurizio Pollini
8. Cyprien Katsaris
9. Yuja Wang
10. Yundi Li

No Tamas Vasary? ha

Actually I'm not sure he's still performing....I just asked you on the other thread.

If he is, I'd gladly add him to my list!! thumb


ha Of course I like him very much, but have seen him several times already smile That's why I haven't added Zoltán Kocsis, Evgeny Kissin or Boris Berezovsky either. As for your question, I'll answer you on the other thread immediately. :P

But it has just crossed my mind that I forgot to add András Schiff. I'd love to see him performing live, but unfortunately he's persona non grata in Hungary right now because of an article he published somewhere. frown


Edited by madlovba3 (08/01/11 03:43 PM)

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#1726294 - 08/04/11 01:12 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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Good question. I sort of made up my own rules. (Not in any particular order.) grin

Leonardo da Vinci
Mozart
Bach
Emanuele Arciuli
Béla Bartók
Alkan
Saint-Saëns
Mendelssohn
Yundi Li
Kreisler

Argerich is off for the same reason stores mentions above.
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#1726331 - 08/04/11 02:29 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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Present:

Lisitsa (for a second go)
Hamelin
Robert Levin
Barenboim
Alessio Bax
Argerich (assuming she wouldn't cancel)
Zimmerman
Perahia
Rafal Blechacz
Kissin

Time Machine

Gould
Rubinstein
Richter
Annie Fischer
Horowitz
Rachmaninoff
Backhaus
Chopin
Beethoven
Carol Mikuli

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#1726740 - 08/04/11 05:52 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Steve712]
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And the responses continue! Fun to see new names, check 'em out
on You Tube, etc., re-visit old faves. The Time Machine
emerged and we've all taken some spins in it, hopefully.

Meanwhile, chill w/a new fave pianist and composer. You'll
like this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZBQ7CldB_A

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#1727095 - 08/05/11 08:57 AM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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all place winners of piano competiions U.S. and abroad
past and present
Curzon
Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev
Rubinstein
Horowitz
Gutierrez
Argerich
Bolet
Gutierrez
Kissin

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#1727204 - 08/05/11 12:04 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Musicfan1979]
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Rubinstein

Did he 'win' a competition?

In his bio he writes about one where he finished 2nd and apparently never got over not winning.

It's one of my favorite parts of the book, first of all because of how much detail he tells about the competition, secondly because I think it's kind of charming that someone of his level would continue having feelings about not winning a stupid competition 100 years before. smile

I know it's possible there was some other competition, that he won.


....and did Horowitz really win a competition??....not to mention Rachmaninoff? I remember reading that Rachmaninoff actually came in 2nd in something at his conservatory, to Lhevinne. The story goes that Scriabin was there too, and was 3rd. That conservatory had a tough peer group. ha
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#1727224 - 08/05/11 12:25 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Mark_C]
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...not to mention Rachmaninoff? I remember reading that Rachmaninoff actually came in 2nd in something at his conservatory, to Lhevinne.

That's not as mind blowing as it looks. Lhevinne, by all accounts I've read, was supposed to be one helluva giant as a pianist.

BTW, I forgot to add him to my 'time machine' list of pianists I'd like to hear. Lhevinne made his NY debut with the Rubinstein 5th Piano Concerto, and if anyone could breathe life into that dated, but still knuckle-busting warhorse, it would be Lhevinne.
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#1727229 - 08/05/11 12:29 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: argerichfan]
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That's not as mind blowing as it looks. Lhevinne, by all accounts I've read, was supposed to be one helluva giant as a pianist.....

Right -- and we don't have to guess! He left recordings -- mostly piano rolls but also some 'real' stuff. I'm glad to have a couple of LP's.
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#1727242 - 08/05/11 12:51 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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Franz Liszt
Frederic Chopin
Vladimir Horowitz
Evgeny Kissin
Martha Argerich
Yundi Li
Yuja Wang
Arcadi Volodos
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#1728504 - 08/07/11 09:17 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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A rough summary of the list of pianists (living) we'd like to see in recital ASAP:

ARGERICH
SOKOLOV
HAMELIN
ZIMMERMAN
KISSIN
LISITSA
VOLODOS
WANG
POLLINI
YUNDI LI


Edited by nola (08/07/11 09:20 PM)

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#1728510 - 08/07/11 09:31 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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Nobody but me would want to see Annie Fischer? I hope it's only because she's lesser known!

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#1728544 - 08/07/11 10:26 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: Steve712]
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Nobody but me would want to see Annie Fischer? I hope it's only because she's lesser known!

Well no one has forgotten Annie I should hope.

She was good:


She smoked as much as Argerich!
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#1728560 - 08/07/11 10:54 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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Indeed! I prefer her to Argerich, actually.

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#1728565 - 08/07/11 11:05 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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living pianist I've NOT seen that would complete me.....

Zimerman
Sokolov
Gavrilov
Fou T'song
Pletnev
Weissenberg
Kocsis
Bernstein
Lupu
Yuja Wang

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#1728793 - 08/08/11 12:23 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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I've no interest in seeing dead pianists, but here are some that I am looking forward to seeing over the next 6 months or so …

Pollini
Yuga Wang (twice)
Aimard
Osbourne
Volodos
Uchida
Brad Mehldau
John Taylor
Andsnes

plenty more I would like to see as well
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#1728878 - 08/08/11 04:04 PM Re: List the top 10 pianists you'd like to see in recital [Re: nola]
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The most mentions were for: Argerich, Sokolov,Hamelin, Zimmerman, Kissin, Lisitsa
Next tier: Y.Wang, Volodos, Pollini
3rd tier: Denk, Andsnes, Li, Kocsis, Goode

Surprised how few mentions there have been for: Ashkenzy(retired from stage?) Lang Lang, Matsuev, Uchida,Trifonov, Freire, Pletnev


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