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    Ignoring the greats from before the 20th century, in no particular order:

    Ravel
    Scriabin
    Schmitt
    Debussy
    Medtner
    Koechlin
    Stanchinsky
    Feinberg
    Roslavets
    Rachmaninoff

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    1. Beethoven
    2. The Hungarian Connection (Liszt, Bartok, Ligeti)
    3. Debussy

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    If I was making recommendations to others for general listening purposes I'd probably suggest the following top 10 in broadly that order.

    Beethoven
    Chopin
    Bach J S
    Schubert
    Mozart
    Liszt
    Schumann
    Debussy
    Brahms
    Tchaikovsky

    But my current personal favourites are: Schumann, Schubert, Debussy with all the others somewhat behind.
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    Alkan
    Gottschalk
    Rachmaninoff
    Mompou
    Debussy
    Ravel
    Moussorgsky
    Field
    Ives
    Roussell

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    They're not exactly a piano compositions, but I love Scarlatti's sonatas when they're performed on piano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worov View Post
    They're not exactly a piano compositions, but I love Scarlatti's sonatas when they're performed on piano.
    Believe me, you are not the only one.

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    Indeed,I love the cembalo but I very much like the playing of Zacharias.

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    damn, this is impossible....?

    In general, where I differ probably from many is that I think while some composers write really great pieces- Beethoven, mozart- I don't think that they are necessarily great "piano" compositions. The beethoven sonatas are soo soooo good. But they aren't nearly as creative as Ravel's piano genius. In general I think the french and people who imitated the french, have a much more sensuous appreciation and creativity for the unique tendencies/abilities of the instrument. But this is really nothing to say about the quality of the piece/composer. I just think they came to own what the piano means.


    Ravel
    Rachmanninoff
    Chopin
    Schubert
    Satie
    Liszt
    Chabrier
    Ives
    Beethoven
    Scarlatti

    but yeah, how can you ignore bach, ligeti and the rest? My list is very biased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medtnaculus View Post
    Ignoring the greats from before the 20th century, in no particular order:

    Ravel
    Scriabin
    Schmitt
    Debussy
    Medtner
    Koechlin
    Stanchinsky
    Feinberg
    Roslavets
    Rachmaninoff
    I'd update this to:

    Ravel
    Scriabin
    Schmitt
    Debussy
    Emmanuel
    Medtner
    Roslavets
    Rachmaninoff
    Ferroud
    Szymanowski

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachybinx View Post
    The beethoven sonatas are soo soooo good. But they aren't nearly as creative as Ravel's piano genius.
    I think what Beethoven achieved in creating towering works of art from the most unpromising material required an incredible degree of creativity.
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    Okay, just for today. Bartok, Enescu, Janacek, Mompou, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Shostakovich, Szymanowski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traverso View Post
    Indeed,I love the cembalo but I very much like the playing of Zacharias.
    They are very good, do try however Evgeny Sudbin recording, perhaps you can find one in a Klassiekke zaken shop ( discount)

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    It is indeed very attractive playing but for 15 euro one can buy a box with 4 cd's.


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    My choice is Maria Tipo :




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    Quote Originally Posted by Traverso View Post
    It is indeed very attractive playing but for 15 euro one can buy a box with 4 cd's.


    That's bargain hunting

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