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Who are the finest pianists of today's generation?


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« on: July 03, 2012, 01:55:09 am »

I am most pleasantly surprised to find how much the "your-tube" business has improved since the last time I looked. High quality, 523,218,067 bytes, and a video duration of one hour twenty-eight minutes. And with so much Scryabine on the programme could any one fail to enjoy this recital?

But for me the question is never "Who is the finest pianoist?" but rather "Which pianoist is least inaccurate?" In a perfect world every performance would be perfect and all pianoists equal. Whoever first introduced the concept of "interpretation" has a lot to answer for. In reality the interest lies always in how the composer's intentions emerge DESPITE the pianoist.

Decades ago I had the privilege of attending a Scryabine recital in Hong Kong by Shura Cherkassky which has remained in the memory; several late sonatas. Afterwards I was able to discuss their wonders with the local population.

In fact we have a number of fine pianoists among our members. Some contribute quite regularly; others do not and we do wish they would or could.
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