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Offline Bunny

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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2009, 11:50:24 AM »
What happens if there are no websites dedicated to the pianist?  Are they not to be included in this thread?

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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2009, 11:56:55 AM »
What happens if there are no websites dedicated to the pianist?  Are they not to be included in this thread?

Yes, the purpose of this thread is to discuss the great pianists of the 20th and 21st century. By great I mean great in your opinion. Hopefully people will begin to explain and discuss their choices.

The website thing was a small part of what this thread could be so if someone has no website/discography/wiki article, then they can of course be mentioned, along with whatever info you have on the pianist.

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2009, 12:04:01 PM »
Yes, the purpose of this thread is to discuss the great pianists of the 20th and 21st century. By great I mean great in your opinion. Hopefully people will begin to explain and discuss their choices.

The website thing was a small part of what this thread could be so if someone has no website/discography/wiki article, then they can of course be mentioned, along with whatever info you have on the pianist.

I guess I'll have to post more later.

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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2009, 12:09:00 PM »
i think 'great pianist' is a rather nebulous term... can we define?  ???


personally i am not sure what a 'great pianist' is, but know it when i hear one  :D

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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2009, 05:24:56 PM »
Gina Bachauer

Short Biography

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Bachauer-Gina.htm

Suggested recordings:

Gina Bachauer Plays Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky



http://www.amazon.com/Bachauer-Plays-Ravel-Debussy-Stravinsky/dp/B0000057MV

Chopin: Piano Concertos 1 & 2



http://www.amazon.com/Chopin-Piano-Concertos-1-2/dp/B0000057N6/ref=pd_sim_m_1

The First HMV Recordings, 1949-1951



http://www.amazon.com/The-First-HMV-Recordings-1949-1951/dp/B0007DBXB0/ref=pd_sim_m_2

Les Rarissimes de Gina Bachauer



http://www.amazon.com/Les-Rarissimes-de-Gina-Bachauer/dp/B000LE0TBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1233537538&sr=1-1

Unfortunately all out of print, with the exception of the last one, which is actually a very nice introduction to her style.
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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2009, 05:36:17 PM »
I forgot these two

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2, Etc / Bachauer, Skrowaczewski



Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 4 & 5 / Gina Bachauer, Et Al

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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2009, 05:39:12 PM »
Reviews for "The First HMV Recordings, 1949-1951"

Here is a noble tribute to a noble pianist. Gina Bachauer (1913-76) was an artist whose exultant virtuosity and unswerving musical honesty became one of music's legends....Myra Hess who, although markedly different in style and repertoire, saw her as her natural heir, a pianist in the grandest of grand traditions....The recordings capture much of this artist's immense dynamic range, and Bryan Crimp's accompanying essay lovingly charts a truly charismatic career.
- Bryce Morrison, GRAMOPHONE, Aug., 2005


These are muscular, intense readings of great stature….Bryan Crimp’s transfers and annotations are exemplary. This is a wonderful tribute to this great pianist who died way too young in 1976.
- Alan Becker, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Sept./Oct., 2005
~Chrys

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Re: Great Pianists of the 20th and 21st Century
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2009, 09:47:22 AM »
I am already beginning to see that this thread could just turn into a long list of pianists with links to their webpages.I had hoped we would have a discussion about each of these pianists, listing your favorite recordings, describing why you think they belong on the list, discussing how piano playing has changed over time, etc.....

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