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#502026 - 03/22/06 04:44 PM Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Alright, go ahead, list 'em.

Yundi Li
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#502027 - 03/22/06 04:48 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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#502028 - 03/22/06 05:20 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Yundi Li
Lang Lang
Helene Grimaud
Sa Chen
Valentisa Lisitsa
Severin von Eckhardstein \:\)
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#502029 - 03/22/06 05:33 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Woohoo, finally Valentina Lisitsa gets some well deserved recognition in this forum. Yay.

Hanna Shybayeva is pretty good aswell.

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#502030 - 03/22/06 05:42 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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How do you define a term "21st century"?

Duchable
Zimerman
Sokolov
Yundi
Blecharz
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#502031 - 03/22/06 06:11 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Originally posted by lol_nl:

Severin von Eckhardstein \:\) [/b]
I've seen the webcast of his Prokofiev PC 2 performance at the Elisabeth comp; needless to say:

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#502032 - 03/23/06 12:43 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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I think the formidable Russians (Kissin and Volodos) should be mentioned. Kissin, in my mind, takes the top spot, but I think at least a mention is warranted regardless. ;\)
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#502033 - 03/23/06 12:57 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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 Quote:
Originally posted by krittyot:
How do you define a term "21st century"? [/b]
Am I missing something here or was that a stupid question?

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#502034 - 03/23/06 01:19 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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I'm harshly offended.

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#502035 - 03/23/06 02:01 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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 Quote:
Originally posted by valarking:
 Quote:
Originally posted by krittyot:
How do you define a term "21st century"? [/b]
Am I missing something here or was that a stupid question? [/b]
I think Kritt meant to ask,

Does it classified as 21-century pianist either one of these circumstances:

1.) Born in 21 century (which most of the pianists nowadays won't be included)

2.) Debutted/popular in 21 century (which people like zimerman, pogorelich, kissin won't be included) (while Yundi Li, Lang Lang will be considered the 21 century pianists)

3.) Still alive in 21 century (then a lot of pianists who were considered as the great 20th century pianists will overlap into the 21 century.)


And yea, a little bit clarification won't hurt right? No need to get all hostile.

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#502036 - 03/23/06 02:15 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Steinway Model D,

I think your number 3, is correct. Meaning those still playing. It cannot include anyone born in this century.

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#502037 - 03/23/06 02:58 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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And you can't count Lang Lang under "debuted in the 21st century" because his debut was in 1999 (and I think Yundi Li debuted before Lang Lang, but don't know that for certain). (And if you're counting "popular", then Kissin et al ARE still in. ;\) )
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#502038 - 03/23/06 03:40 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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I actually think that #2 is probably the best way to judge it...but what does that matter. \:\)

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#502039 - 03/23/06 03:45 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by SteinwayModelD:
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1.) Born in 21 century (which most of the pianists nowadays won't be included)

not wishing to appear pedantic here SteinwayModelD but i'm pretty sure we won't have any names from pianists Born in 21 century! \:D
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#502040 - 03/23/06 11:51 AM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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 Quote:
Originally posted by TS:
 Quote:
Originally posted by lol_nl:

Severin von Eckhardstein \:\) [/b]
I've seen the webcast of his Prokofiev PC 2 performance at the Elisabeth comp; needless to say: [/b]
Is that positive or negative \:D ?
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#502041 - 03/23/06 01:38 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Aren't we a little premature, here?
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#502042 - 03/23/06 02:52 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Aren't we a little premature, here? [/b]
I'm surprised no one mentioned Laisenia Iloilovatu from Fiji who won first prize in the 3rd International Lang-Lang Memorial Piano Competition in 2026.

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#502043 - 03/23/06 04:33 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Originally posted by Phlebas:
 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:
Aren't we a little premature, here? [/b]
I'm surprised no one mentioned Laisenia Iloilovatu from Fiji who won first prize in the 3rd International Lang-Lang Memorial Piano Competition in 2026. [/b]
memorial??? Does that mean he will die before 2026?
HOORAY!~!!!!!! :p

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#502044 - 03/23/06 04:41 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Evgeny Kissin

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#502045 - 03/23/06 05:23 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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I'm sooo sorry, I forgot to mention Kissin in my list! How could I do such an awful thing?
21st century pianist is anyone with most of their career in the 21st century. Argerich would NOT count, Kissin would. Kissin lived half of half of his life in the last century. That's not too much compared to how long he will probably live in the 21st.
Also,
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#502046 - 03/23/06 05:43 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Originally posted by krittyot:
How do you define a term "21st century"?
Blecharz
[/b]
I completely agree, his name is Blechacz though \:\) My favourite Polish pianist among Zimmerman and Rubinstein.
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#502047 - 03/23/06 08:42 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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Kissin lived half of half of his life in the last century. That's not too much compared to how long he will probably live in the 21st.
[/b]
Hmm....the other half? :p ;\)

Or are you suggesting he's going to live to be about 120?
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#502048 - 03/23/06 08:49 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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 Quote:
Originally posted by krittyot:
Blecharz
[/b]
I completely agree, his name is Blechacz though \:\) My favourite Polish pianist among Zimmerman and Rubinstein. [/b]
His name is Zimerman.


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#502049 - 03/23/06 09:59 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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 Quote:
Originally posted by lol_nl:
 Quote:
Originally posted by TS:
 Quote:
Originally posted by lol_nl:

Severin von Eckhardstein \:\) [/b]
I've seen the webcast of his Prokofiev PC 2 performance at the Elisabeth comp; needless to say: [/b]
Is that positive or negative \:D ? [/b]

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#502050 - 03/23/06 10:08 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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#502051 - 03/24/06 12:51 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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What about Piotr Anderszewski? His Mozart concerto CD is quite good.
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#502052 - 03/24/06 02:36 PM Re: Great Pianists of the Twenty- first century
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I am going to go ahead and say it! \:D

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