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Welcome to "The Great Pianists" - The Finals

It has taken 4 Semi-Finals to reach this point - 100 pianists started out and now only 20 remain

The intended concept is to compile a ranking of pianists with the criteria being an attempt to identify and judge those that have elevated craftsmanship into true artistry.

The Format -

Four separate groups titled A, B, C, and D of 20 pianists each competed in 4 Semi-Final rounds with the top five then advancing to this Final round of 20 pianists.

The Rules -

1.) You may vote once per calendar day.

2.) You have a total of 20 points to distribute per entry with a maximum of 5 per individual violinist.

3.) Play will end with the first pianist to reach 100 points.

Note: You are welcome to comment upon any and all aspects of this competition provided such commentary is directed to this thread -

"The Great Pianists" Selection Thread

This particular thread is reserved exclusively for game play.

Allow me to once again welcome you, to thank you for your participation, and to wish your favored pianists the very best of luck during the course of these competitions.

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Martha Argerich
Claudio Arrau
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Alfred Brendel

Alfred Cortot
Annie Fischer
Emil Gilels
Hélène Grimaud

Vladimir Horowitz
Wilhelm Kempff
Stephen Kovacevich
Alicia de Larrocha

Radu Lupu
Tatiana Nikolayeva
Maurizio Pollini
Sviatoslav Richter

Arthur Rubinstein
Artur Schnabel
Rudolf Serkin
Andreas Staier
 

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20 Points Max per Entry - 5 Points Max per Pianist

Martha Argerich 0
Claudio Arrau 0
Vladimir Ashkenazy 3 (+3)
Alfred Brendel 0

Alfred Cortot 0
Annie Fischer 0
Emil Gilels 0
Hélène Grimaud 0

Vladimir Horowitz 3 (+3)
Wilhelm Kempff 3 (+3)
Stephen Kovacevich 0
Alicia de Larrocha 0

Radu Lupu 0
Tatiana Nikolayeva 0
Maurizio Pollini 0
Sviatoslav Richter 2 (+2)

Arthur Rubinstein 3 (+3)
Artur Schnabel 3 (+3)
Rudolf Serkin 3 (+3)
Andreas Staier 0

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Claudio Arrau 0
Alfred Brendel 0
Vladimir Ashkenazy 3

Alfred Cortot 0
Emil Gilels 5 (+5)
Wilhelm Kempff 7 (+4)
Vladimir Horowitz 3

Annie Fischer 0
Hélène Grimaud 3 (+3)
Maurizio Pollini 0
Radu Lupu 0

Stephen Kovacevich 0
Tatiana Nikolayeva 0
Alicia de Larrocha 0
Sviatoslav Richter 2

Arthur Rubinstein 3
Artur Schnabel 3
Rudolf Serkin 6 (+3)
Andreas Staier 0
 

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Next poster - Please add this - 20 Points Max per Entry - 5 Points Max per Pianist - to the next entry on both the top and the bottom of the post -

Thank you!
 

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Alfred Brendel 0
Vladimir Ashkenazy 3

Alfred Cortot 0
Emil Gilels 5
Wilhelm Kempff 7
Vladimir Horowitz 3

Annie Fischer 5 (+5)
Hélène Grimaud 3
Maurizio Pollini 0
Radu Lupu 0

Stephen Kovacevich 5 (+5)
Tatiana Nikolayeva 5 (+5)
Alicia de Larrocha 0
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Arthur Rubinstein 3
Artur Schnabel 3
Rudolf Serkin 6
Andreas Staier 0

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Alfred Cortot 0
Emil Gilels 10 (+5)
Wilhelm Kempff 7
Vladimir Horowitz 3

Annie Fischer 5
Hélène Grimaud 3
Maurizio Pollini 5 (+5)
Radu Lupu 0

Stephen Kovacevich 5
Tatiana Nikolayeva 5
Alicia de Larrocha 0
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Emil Gilels 13 (+3)
Wilhelm Kempff 9 (+2)
Vladimir Horowitz 3

Annie Fischer 5
Hélène Grimaud 3
Maurizio Pollini 5
Radu Lupu 0

Stephen Kovacevich 10 (+5)
Tatiana Nikolayeva 5
Alicia de Larrocha 0
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Wilhelm Kempff 9
Vladimir Horowitz 3

Annie Fischer 5
Hélène Grimaud 3
Maurizio Pollini 5
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Stephen Kovacevich 10
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Annie Fischer 5
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Emil Gilels 18
Wilhelm Kempff 9
Vladimir Horowitz 12 (+4)

Annie Fischer 5
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Maurizio Pollini 8
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Wilhelm Kempff 9
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Annie Fischer 5
Hélène Grimaud 3
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Stephen Kovacevich 10
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Wilhelm Kempff 14 (+5)
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Annie Fischer 5
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Annie Fischer 5
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Emil Gilels 37
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Vladimir Horowitz 26
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