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Postby Fryderyk on Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:57 pm

Amnesia wrote: I really don't have many different recordings by different pianists, I guess mainly because I like the ones I have so much.


As a pianist,to have multiple recordings by different pianists is very good. It will give you new ways to approach different pieces, because usually, the top pianists interpret differently. Cziffra is definitely one of those pianists.

Sure, recordings can bother your own fantasy, but I would absolutely say that it does more good than bad.

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Postby Baudelaire on Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:30 am

Rachmaninoff (always number 1 :lol:the best Carnaval, Funeral sonata, Concertos, period )
Perlemuter (very uneven but have moments of pure genius at times Chopin 3rd Sonata and Preludes)
Michelangeli (Gaspard of course and recently discovered some amazing Mozart concertos ... K415)
Friedmann (op.55 no.2)
Hough (very good in Liszt)
Kocsis (very good in Bartok)
Richter (very good in every composer)
Zimerman (Liszt Sonata and Ravel Left hand is worth checking out)
Rubinstein (Chopin Nocturnes, Ballades...)
Kapell (his Rach 2 too is Probably the best)
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Postby Mephisto on Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:03 pm

My three favourite pianists(1 is to little, and if I will write five I will prolly write 1000)

Arthur Rubinstein
Glenn Gould
Martha Argerich

They are all very different but they mean a lot to me. I try to see the best in every pianist and I like most of them from Cziffra to Andsnes, but for different reasons.

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Postby juufa72 on Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:50 am

Rubinstein and Schmalfuss (or SchamlfuB if you are German)
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Postby Nocturneguy on Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:13 am

It still bothers me how so many ppl didnt say Horowitz or even Michelangeli...btw, did anyone say Hoffman?
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Postby Mephisto on Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:07 pm

Nocturneguy wrote:It still bothers me how so many ppl didnt say Horowitz or even Michelangeli...btw, did anyone say Hoffman?


Sorry if I am being un poliite. But you are starting to annoy me. All your post are stupid. What did you expect to accomplish with that post......
Many people like or love those pianists but maybe they arent their favourites. Have you ever tought about that. And I love all of them.

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Postby Nocturneguy on Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:22 am

Oh, all my posts are stupid? really? u have gona through all my posts and thought they were all stupid? very interesting...heh
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Postby Brewtality on Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:30 am

Hofmann is my joint favourite pianist with Horowitz

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Postby Nocturneguy on Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:36 am

Somebody to my defense, it seems...
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Postby lol_nl on Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:54 am

My current favorite (no particular order)

Richter - Simply great
Horowitz - Simply great
Gould - for his Bach, not for his Mozart at least, haven't heard the rest
Yundi Li & Evgeny Kissin - Best pianists of younger generation

I haven't heard enough of these pianists to judge them:
Argerich (only heard amazing youtube videos)
Gilels
Lipatti
Cortot (heard just a few, bad recording technique, can't judge yet)
Hoffman
Rachmaninov
Michelangeli
Kapell
Rubinstein (heard a few recordings, amazingly good)

Pianists I can't stand:
Peter Smallfuss (how to spell)(uh... Chopin waltzes.. :roll:)

I agree with anyone who says it's pure personal opinion.
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Postby PJF on Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:13 pm

Hands down, Murray Perhaia and Garrick Ohlsson.
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Postby Nocturneguy on Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:55 pm

For some reason, I've never liked martha argerich...

I rly like glenn gould too...
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Postby Viruw on Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:18 pm

Kuschnerova!!!!!!
I lubb0r her (her ballade's are at the top I reckon - the videos from Baden-baden).
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Postby beethoven on Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:03 pm

I will repost my list:

Wilhelm Kempff
Artur Rubinstein
Alfred Brendel
Sviatoslav Richter
Wilhelm Backhaus
Edwin Fischer
Artur Schnabel
Emil Gilels
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Postby trinapiano on Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:22 pm

In no particular order...
Richter
Horowitz
Rubenstein
Brendel
Argerich
Hamelin
Schnabel
Cziffra

I havnt heard many others to judge them.
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