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.. as a companion to the other topic.

I'll go with:
1- William Kapell
2- Dinu Lipatti

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There are many I could think of, but to keep the list short, I'll pick one.......Glenn Gould.


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.. as a companion to the other topic.

I'll go with:
1- William Kapell
2- Dinu Lipatti
Strongly agree.

Gould lived to the age of 50 and left a very substantial recorded legacy.


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I wish Liszt had lived to record something.


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Kapell and Judd tie for first, and Lipatti takes a fairly close second.

I'd also like to add Rachmaninoff - although he did live to be 70 and fills up 10 CDs with recorded material, it would've been great if he recorded some more substantial works such as Liszt's Sonata and/or his own second sonata (both of which were in his repertoire during the end of his life - he wanted to record the Liszt sonata, but was turned down, or so I heard.)

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I would most certainly have liked Frederick Chopin to live longer. He almost made it to 40. I would have also liked to have Beethoven lived longer, unfortunately I believed he died while writing his 10th. I would have loved to hear how it would have sounded.

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Artur Rubinstein. He died at the far too young age of 95. He was the best IMO.


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I can tell you stories about that utter tragic loss.

During my university years I got to know a wonderful chap who helped me so much with my musical growth. Such musical riches he introduced me to, and I owe much to him. Yet I had always thought there was something dodgy about his health -things just didn't seem right- and when he passed away, so that was it?


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This doesn't really count but I'll say it anyway.

I wish Graffman hadn't developed his right hand problems. His performance of Tchaikovsky's 1st is beautiful, and NO ONE played the first movement of Prokofiev's 3rd as well as he did.

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I wish Graffman hadn't developed his right hand problems. His performance of Tchaikovsky's 1st is beautiful, and NO ONE played the first movement of Prokofiev's 3rd as well as he did.
I'll disagree with both the Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev -for obvious reasons- but I saw Graffman in the Ravel D major several years ago- just splendid. But very sad...


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Vladimir Horowitz, I would have done anything to see him perform on stage, unfortunately I was born way to late...

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I wish Liszt had lived to record something.
Oh, gosh, yes. If Liszt had left us even a single recording, it would have the same value to me as the photograph of Chopin taken in the year of his death—something so personal that it's in a category apart from all other extant media concerning him.

And Liszt came quite close to the era of recorded sound, did he not? Unfortunately, as the saying goes, a miss is as good as a mile. frown

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Tausig was Liszt's favorite pupil and only lived until 30.

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Most definitely Lipatti.

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I can tell you stories about that utter tragic loss.

During my university years I got to know a wonderful chap who helped me so much with my musical growth. Such musical riches he introduced me to, and I owe much to him. Yet I had always thought there was something dodgy about his health -things just didn't seem right- and when he passed away, so that was it?
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Bill Evans. He could even still be around now if he'd looked after himself, silly man.

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