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Five pianists you'd see #2769180
10/02/18 11:41 PM
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A genie grants you five pianists to go back and hear in person.

My list:

1) Chopin
2) Tatum
3) Mozart
4) Bach
5) Debussy

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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769184
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Chopin
Liszt
Cristofori (who invented the piano)
Schroeter (said to be the first to bring superb piano playing to England)
Schroeder from "Peanuts"

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769185
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1. Chopin
2. Debussy
3. Mozart
4. Rachmaninoff
5. Liszt


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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769239
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Josef Hofmann (pre-1930)
Ignaz Friedman
Bobby Enriquez
Chopin
Scriabin

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769242
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Chopin
Horowitz
Mozart
Rachmaninoff
Paderewski.

For those unsure about how well Chopin played, read ‘Chopin as seen through the eyes of his students’. There is a chapter with comments from composers, other pianists and reviews

Love Debussy’s music but I believe actually playing was not his strong suit, and over time he reduced the frequency of playing publically


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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769257
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Chopin all the way!!!!! But if I have to mention a few more: Bach, Purcell (I really need to hear how he plays his harpsichord suites and the ornamentations), Debussy


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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769343
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1. Liszt
2. Thalberg (he allegedly bested Liszt in a contest)
3. Busoni
4. Rachmaninoff
5. Isidore Philipp (my teacher's teacher)

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769350
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Chopin
Liszt
Alkan
Dinu Lipatti
Horowitz (How jealous I am of those of you old enough to not have to list this one.)

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769400
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Bill Evans
George Gershwin
Rachmaninoff
Debussy
Beethoven


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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769417
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Chopin
Liszt
Beethoven
Rachmaninov
Bach

Each defining a generation - with just some Chopin / Liszt overlap.


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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769440
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Horowitz
Richter
Ogdon
Racmaninoff
Cziffra


Yama B3
Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769508
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Liszt
Cziffra
Mozart
Chopin
Thalberg

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769547
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Bach (I don't care that he was before the piano, give him an organ or harpsichord)
Clara Schumann
Liszt
Alkan
Godowsky. I heard from a piano teacher I worked with for a bit that Rachmaninoff, Godowsky, Hoffman, and (I think) Cortot would hang out and play piano for each other, and the other three agreed Godowsky was the best pianist out of them.

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Orange Soda King] #2769752
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I would really be interested in watching

Liszt
An. Rubinstein
Racmaninoff
Godowsky ("I have not had three months lessons in my life.")
Busoni

And just for historical interest I would also like to watch Chopin playing and probably Czerny or Tausig.

I would not spend my wish on seeing someone, whose performance is available on video.

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
I heard from a piano teacher I worked with for a bit that Rachmaninoff, Godowsky, Hoffman, and (I think) Cortot would hang out and play piano for each other, and the other three agreed Godowsky was the best pianist out of them.

It was Horowitz who was a friend of Rachmaninoff and was frequently hanging out with him.
I doubt that Cortot was involved, because unlike all the mentioned persons he was not an émigré from Russian Empire and he could not speak Russian, he didn't have much in common with the others.

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2769893
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Chopin
Bach
Mozart
Liszt
Busoni


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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2770049
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A genie grants just 5 pianists to for one to go back in time to listen?

Most definitely Chopin, just to hear him play a selection of his etudes, nocturnes and preludes.
Domenico Scarlatti. He has over 500 sonatas to choose from. An hours long listening session would be wonderful and enlightening (does he play them in pairs or not?)
Mozart: who wouldn't love to hear and see him play and conduct his piano concerti from the keyboard?
Fedrerico Busoni: to hear his Bach transcriptions and to hear his Beethoven and Schubert readings
Alexandre Siloti: Rachmaninoff's first cousin and a noted pianist/teacher in the early 20th century. Also known for his piano transcriptions.

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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2770183
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Who I have not seen and who is living:

Grigory Sokolov
Maria Joao Pires
Stanislav Bunin
Andrei Gavrilov
Mikhail Pletnev

Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2770406
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Liszt
Anton Rubinstein
Theresa Carreno
Thalberg
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Re: Five pianists you'd see [Re: Grandalf] #2770501
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Beethoven
Mozart
Bach

After that there are too many to choose from. Probably

Clara (playing Robert) Schumann
Chopin

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Karl Tausig
Chopin
Anton Rubinstein
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