View Poll Results: Which are your favorites?

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  • Argerich

    15 51.72%
  • Biret

    1 3.45%
  • Curzon

    3 10.34%
  • Fleisher

    3 10.34%
  • Gould

    18 62.07%
  • Hewitt

    1 3.45%
  • Jarrett

    4 13.79%
  • Lang Lang

    0 0%
  • Lupu

    11 37.93%
  • Pires

    3 10.34%
  • Rogé

    5 17.24%
  • Thibaudet

    2 6.90%
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Thread: favorite pianists, round 3 of 5

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    Default favorite pianists, round 3 of 5

    This is the third of 5 rounds, each of 12 candidates; the top three from each round will meet for a final round of 15 to determine nothing less than who has been the absolute greatest pianist included in the original five rounds.

    (The first poll is still open for a few more hours - favorite pianists, round 1 of 5 - and the second poll has a few days left favorite pianists, round 2 of 5 so if you haven't voted, do so soon!)

    Please do take this all with a grain of salt - or, perhaps, a sea-full of salt - and vote for your most beloved.

    If your favorites are still not on this list, don't worry! There's a round 4. And a round 5. And if your favorites still aren't in any of the rounds... I hope you'll have forgotten by then.
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    From the given list, well... of course Keith Jarrett.

    In my opinion, his piano skills are out from this world and seems to me that he is underrated at least into Classical circles. I think that after his death, then, he will be considered a genius.

    The other one is Glen... his approach is great too. But I have seen that here he has some really rude criticism. Any way.
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    I happen to love Pascal Roge

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    Voted Gould and Argerich. Fleisher and Curzon second tier.

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    I voted Gould, Lupu, and Thibaudet. I know Argerich is a rare talent, but I'm not always as crazy about her playing style. Same with Gould, but he's so out there he's a phenomenon. Lupu does great Brahms and Thibaudet does brilliant Saint Saens concertos and a nice little disc of Eric Satie that I quite like(which maybe doesn't say much about his technical facility, but the Saint Saens certainly does).

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    There are great videos on Youtube of Daniel Barenboim teaching his piano "student" Lang Lang how to interpret Beethoven's Appassionata sonata. I'm not familiar with Lang's recordings, but from that masterclass and from other bits and pieces I've seen on Youtube, I at the very least appreciate Lang's enthusiasm and into-it-ness. It might be that he's shamelessly murdering our beloved masterpieces, but his child-like excitement about it is quite infectious.
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    Where is Yo Yo Ma?! jk lol
    I voted Gould.

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    Horowitz
    Cziffra
    Barer
    Gulda
    Weissenberg

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    So few votes for Lupu? He is an absolute legend. Maybe the best pianist alive O_O argerich aint that good imo.

    I voted

    Gould
    Lupu
    Pires
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    Poor Hewitt, drawn in the same pool as Gould, tough first round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cnote11 View Post
    I happen to love Pascal Roge
    I've only heard his Ravel solo piano collection and one other piece, but I do agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    I've only heard his Ravel solo piano collection and one other piece, but I do agree.
    St. Saens concertos set.
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