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Who are the finest pianists of today's generation?

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« on: July 03, 2012, 01:41:20 pm »

He seemed to be a rather strange man who had remarkably little in his life besides the piano, but there's no doubt in my mind that he was one of the finest pianists of his generation.

Hmmm, they say of Sokoloff that he only does three things: (i) he prepares for his concerts (ii) he goes to his concerts (iii) he plays his concerts.  But the results are, indeed, extraordinary...  he deserves his place in our pantheon, I feel?
Such as I've heard of him is indeed pretty impressive.

I've always admired Cherkassky, and always been surprised by the grimaces pulled by supposedly intelligent people when his name is mentioned.
I've encountered this kiond of attitude as well, although far less so in recent time, I have to say.

However, our task here is concerned with the pianists of the current, and upcoming generations Smiley  Any views about Gindin, for example?
Don't know his work, I'm afraid, although I've heard some good things about him. I believe that he's played under Ashkenazy's baton and I rather doubt that he'd have done that unless he had something to offer. Perhaps others here know more than I do about him.

OK - so any thoughts about Argerich? (apart from her frustratingly small Michelangelesque public repertoire, that is!)...
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