Posted by: bluemarocks

## Pianist Fan Ranking - 12/03/08 06:26 PM

So I'm really curious about which pianists have the most fans here, and which are truly the most beloved.

To Participate:[/b]

Make a list of your favorite 5 pianists and post it to this thread. (Order does not matter.) Each time a pianist's name appears in a list, he she will get a point.

Guidelines:[/b]

1. Submit your favorite 5 only once.

2. Please do not change your favorite 5 after you have posted.

3. Feel free to place obscure and retired players in your lists.

4. Any lists with more or less than 5 entries will NOT be added to the ranking.

5. Please do not make your list with the intention to alter the ranking. (Example: Top 5ing the pianist ranked 2nd, simply because you don't like who is in 1st.)

6. Obviously, you cannot choose pianists of which there are no recordings.

If you need an example, here's my list (again, in no particular order)...

Vladimir Horowitz

Arthur Rubinstein

Glenn Gould

Sviatoslav Richter

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Ranking:[/b]

Vladimir Horowitz(27)

Martha Argerich(25)

Emil Gilels(19)

Arthur Rubinstein(18)

Sviatoslav Richter(17)

Sergei Rachmaninoff(11)

Glenn Gould(10)

Vladimir Ashkenazy(9)

Claudio Arrau(8)

Alfred Brendel(8)

Krystian Zimerman(7)

Marc-Andre Hamelin(5)

Wilhelm Kempff(5)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard(4)

Dinu Lipatti(4)

Radu Lupu(4)

Maurizio Pollini(4)

Andras Schiff(4)

Grigory Sokolov(4)

Josef Hofmann(4)

Stephen Hough(3)

Leif Ove Andsnes(3)

Gyorgy Cziffra(3)

William Kapell(3)

Evgeny Kissin(3)

Garrick Ohlsson(3)

Arturo Michelangeli(3)

Arcadi Volodos(3)

Emanuel Ax(2)

Yefim Bronfman(2)

John Browning(2)

Van Cliburn(2)

Alfred Cortot(2)

Youri Egorov(2)

Yundi Li(2)

Lang Lang(2)

Nikolai Lugansky(2)

Murray Perahia(2)

John Ogdon(2)

Artur Schnabel(2)

Rudolph Serkin(2)

Vladimir Sofronitsky(2)

Mitsuko Uchida(2)

Earl Wild(2)

Alexander Ardakov(1)

Wilhelm Backhaus(1)

Lazar Berman(1)

Victor Borge(1)

Ronald Brautigam(1)

Stanislav Bunin(1)

Robert Casadeseux(1)

Jean-Philippe Collard(1)

Philippe Entremont(1)

Sergio Fiorentino(1)

Annie Fischer(1)

Ingrid Fliter(1)

Samson Francois(1)

Nelson Freire(1)

Ignaz Friedman(1)

Walter Gieseking(1)

Bernd Glemser(1)

Richard Goode(1)

Maria Grinberg(1)

Friedrich Gulda(1)

Horacio Gutierrez(1)

Adam Gyorgy(1)

Myra Hess(1)

Angela Hewitt(1)

Byron Janis(1)

Julius Katchen(1)

Cyprien Katsaris(1)

Zoltan Kocsis(1)

Stephen Kovacevich(1)

Ruth Laredo(1)

Alicia De Larrocha(1)

Angela Lear(1)

Alain Lefebvre(1)

Oscar Levant(1)

Josef Levin(1)

Raymond Lewenthal(1)

Valentina Lisitsa(1)

James Mathis(1)

Benno Moiseiwitsch(1)

Ivan Moravec(1)

John O'Conor(1)

Janusz Olejniczak(1)

Ian Pace(1)

Jon Kimura Parker(1)

Geoffrey Parsons(1)

Murray Perahia(1)

Maria Joao Pires(1)

Ivo Pogorelich (1)

Jonathan Powell(1)

Awadagin Pratt(1)

Sergei Prokofiev(1)

Frederic Rzewski(1)

Wen Yu Shen(1)

Dmitri Shostakovich(1)

Christian Zacharias(1)

Nationality Statistics[/b]

America(17)

Russia(15)

France(5)

Germany(5)

Hungary(5)

Poland(5)

Canada(4)

England(4)

Ukraine(4)

Austria(3)

China(3)

Italy(3)

Argentina(2)

Czech Republic(2)

Japan(2)

Romania(2)

Australia(1)

Brazil(1)

Chile(1)

Cuba(1)

Denmark(1)

Holland(1)

Ireland(1)

Israel(1)

Norway(1)

Portugal(1)

Spain(1)

Serbia(1)

Russia(91)

Poland(29)

America(24)

Argentina(24)

Canada(18)

Austria(12)

England(10)

Hungary(10)

Ukraine(10)

Germany(9)

Chile(8)

France(8)

Italy(8)

Romania(8)

China(6)

Czech Republic(3)

Norway(3)

Israel(2)

Australia(1)

Cuba(1)

Brazil(1)

Denmark(1)

Holland(1)

Ireland(1)

Japan(1)

Portugal(1)

Serbia(1)

Spain(1)

Fun Facts[/b]

There are 305 votes (61 people have voted) total. There are 91 pianists.

~16.7% of the pianists are Russian, and ~28.8% of the votes are for a Russian pianist. America has 1 more pianist than Russia, but Russia has nearly 4 times as many points.

The top two pianists have ~17.8% of the votes. The top five have ~35.6%.

There are only 5 pianists with 15 or more points, and only 2 with 20 or more. There are only 6 countries with 5 or more pianists, and only 2 with 10 or more. There are only 4 countries with 20 or more votes, and only 2 with 25 or more. There are 55 pianists with only 1 point, 12 countries with only 1 pianist, 8 of which only have 1 point.

Argentina is ranked 3rd by points, with 23... Argerich is 22 of them (~95.7%).

Interesting to note how few votes certain 'superstar' status pianists have, the most prominent example being Rachmaninoff, with only 2.

Rankings to watch[/b]

Horowitz and Argerich--For 1st(points)

Gilels, Richter, and Rubinstein--For 3rd(points)

Gould and Rachmaninoff--For 6th(points)

America and Russia--For 1st(pianists)

Poland and Argentina--For 2nd(points)

America and Argentina--For 3rd(points)

NOTE: Right now the fun facts may be inaccurate as I have not updated them. I will do that later.[/b]

To Participate:[/b]

Make a list of your favorite 5 pianists and post it to this thread. (Order does not matter.) Each time a pianist's name appears in a list, he she will get a point.

Guidelines:[/b]

1. Submit your favorite 5 only once.

2. Please do not change your favorite 5 after you have posted.

3. Feel free to place obscure and retired players in your lists.

4. Any lists with more or less than 5 entries will NOT be added to the ranking.

5. Please do not make your list with the intention to alter the ranking. (Example: Top 5ing the pianist ranked 2nd, simply because you don't like who is in 1st.)

6. Obviously, you cannot choose pianists of which there are no recordings.

If you need an example, here's my list (again, in no particular order)...

*My List*Vladimir Horowitz

Arthur Rubinstein

Glenn Gould

Sviatoslav Richter

Sergei Rachmaninoff

------------

Ranking:[/b]

Vladimir Horowitz(27)

Martha Argerich(25)

Emil Gilels(19)

Arthur Rubinstein(18)

Sviatoslav Richter(17)

Sergei Rachmaninoff(11)

Glenn Gould(10)

Vladimir Ashkenazy(9)

Claudio Arrau(8)

Alfred Brendel(8)

Krystian Zimerman(7)

Marc-Andre Hamelin(5)

Wilhelm Kempff(5)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard(4)

Dinu Lipatti(4)

Radu Lupu(4)

Maurizio Pollini(4)

Andras Schiff(4)

Grigory Sokolov(4)

Josef Hofmann(4)

Stephen Hough(3)

Leif Ove Andsnes(3)

Gyorgy Cziffra(3)

William Kapell(3)

Evgeny Kissin(3)

Garrick Ohlsson(3)

Arturo Michelangeli(3)

Arcadi Volodos(3)

Emanuel Ax(2)

Yefim Bronfman(2)

John Browning(2)

Van Cliburn(2)

Alfred Cortot(2)

Youri Egorov(2)

Yundi Li(2)

Lang Lang(2)

Nikolai Lugansky(2)

Murray Perahia(2)

John Ogdon(2)

Artur Schnabel(2)

Rudolph Serkin(2)

Vladimir Sofronitsky(2)

Mitsuko Uchida(2)

Earl Wild(2)

Alexander Ardakov(1)

Wilhelm Backhaus(1)

Lazar Berman(1)

Victor Borge(1)

Ronald Brautigam(1)

Stanislav Bunin(1)

Robert Casadeseux(1)

Jean-Philippe Collard(1)

Philippe Entremont(1)

Sergio Fiorentino(1)

Annie Fischer(1)

Ingrid Fliter(1)

Samson Francois(1)

Nelson Freire(1)

Ignaz Friedman(1)

Walter Gieseking(1)

Bernd Glemser(1)

Richard Goode(1)

Maria Grinberg(1)

Friedrich Gulda(1)

Horacio Gutierrez(1)

Adam Gyorgy(1)

Myra Hess(1)

Angela Hewitt(1)

Byron Janis(1)

Julius Katchen(1)

Cyprien Katsaris(1)

Zoltan Kocsis(1)

Stephen Kovacevich(1)

Ruth Laredo(1)

Alicia De Larrocha(1)

Angela Lear(1)

Alain Lefebvre(1)

Oscar Levant(1)

Josef Levin(1)

Raymond Lewenthal(1)

Valentina Lisitsa(1)

James Mathis(1)

Benno Moiseiwitsch(1)

Ivan Moravec(1)

John O'Conor(1)

Janusz Olejniczak(1)

Ian Pace(1)

Jon Kimura Parker(1)

Geoffrey Parsons(1)

Murray Perahia(1)

Maria Joao Pires(1)

Ivo Pogorelich (1)

Jonathan Powell(1)

Awadagin Pratt(1)

Sergei Prokofiev(1)

Frederic Rzewski(1)

Wen Yu Shen(1)

Dmitri Shostakovich(1)

Christian Zacharias(1)

Nationality Statistics[/b]

*In order by number of pianists:*America(17)

Russia(15)

France(5)

Germany(5)

Hungary(5)

Poland(5)

Canada(4)

England(4)

Ukraine(4)

Austria(3)

China(3)

Italy(3)

Argentina(2)

Czech Republic(2)

Japan(2)

Romania(2)

Australia(1)

Brazil(1)

Chile(1)

Cuba(1)

Denmark(1)

Holland(1)

Ireland(1)

Israel(1)

Norway(1)

Portugal(1)

Spain(1)

Serbia(1)

*In order by number of votes:*Russia(91)

Poland(29)

America(24)

Argentina(24)

Canada(18)

Austria(12)

England(10)

Hungary(10)

Ukraine(10)

Germany(9)

Chile(8)

France(8)

Italy(8)

Romania(8)

China(6)

Czech Republic(3)

Norway(3)

Israel(2)

Australia(1)

Cuba(1)

Brazil(1)

Denmark(1)

Holland(1)

Ireland(1)

Japan(1)

Portugal(1)

Serbia(1)

Spain(1)

Fun Facts[/b]

There are 305 votes (61 people have voted) total. There are 91 pianists.

~16.7% of the pianists are Russian, and ~28.8% of the votes are for a Russian pianist. America has 1 more pianist than Russia, but Russia has nearly 4 times as many points.

The top two pianists have ~17.8% of the votes. The top five have ~35.6%.

There are only 5 pianists with 15 or more points, and only 2 with 20 or more. There are only 6 countries with 5 or more pianists, and only 2 with 10 or more. There are only 4 countries with 20 or more votes, and only 2 with 25 or more. There are 55 pianists with only 1 point, 12 countries with only 1 pianist, 8 of which only have 1 point.

Argentina is ranked 3rd by points, with 23... Argerich is 22 of them (~95.7%).

Interesting to note how few votes certain 'superstar' status pianists have, the most prominent example being Rachmaninoff, with only 2.

*Edit: 2 became 11 in just over a page and a half. Funny how that works.*Rankings to watch[/b]

Horowitz and Argerich--For 1st(points)

Gilels, Richter, and Rubinstein--For 3rd(points)

Gould and Rachmaninoff--For 6th(points)

America and Russia--For 1st(pianists)

Poland and Argentina--For 2nd(points)

America and Argentina--For 3rd(points)

*Last edited 12/4, ending with Anders39's post*NOTE: Right now the fun facts may be inaccurate as I have not updated them. I will do that later.[/b]