Great Pianists to Learn About

Evergreen pianist of all times!

Evergreen pianist of all times!

There have been great pianists from time to time who have brought laurels to the music industry across the globe due to their unique talents. These pianists belong to different parts of the world which shows that music is a universal art. Let us have a look at some of the greatest pianists of all times.

Artur Schnabel was an Austrian pianist who was an expert in core German composers. He was the foremost pianist to make complete recording of the Beethoven Sonatas. He had a deep understanding of the intellectual and divine aspects of any work of music. At the same time, he abstained from showing technical brilliance of the pieces of music played by him.

Wilhelm Kempff was a German pianist who focused mainly on the German music and kept on playing concerts even when he reached the age of eighty. He was quite creative in producing new rhythms. He was an expert in extracting out the charm, natural elements, and lyricism exclusively in intimate pieces of music.

Alfred Brendel is an Austrian pianist who is now teaching piano in London. He has the credit of recording four complete sets of Beethoven Sonatas. His uniqueness lied in sticking accurately to the score of music and was also able to find out sudden or unpredicted moments of humor in Classical assortment of music.

Emil Gilels was a pianist who was born in Odessa and then moved to Moscow. He became the top Soviet pianists of his day along with Richter. He was the foremost Soviet pianist to perform in a concert in the West. He had a ‘golden’ sound. It means that he was able to play even the most difficult pieces of music while keeping up his polished tone as well as depth of feeling.

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Piano Inspiration: Alfred Brendel

 Old in age but still young to play piano!

Old in age but still young to play piano!

Alfred Brendel was born on the 5th of January, 1931 in Wiesenberg. He is a renowned pianist from Australia. It is surprising to know that this great pianist who is an inspiration for others in the field was born in a non-musical family. He started learning piano at the age of six. For the most part, he learnt piano of his own and just attended some non-formal piano classes. At a very young age of 17, he gave his foremost piano performance publicly in Graz. This performance was called as ‘The Fugue in Piano Literature’ by Alfred.

To his credit, he bagged many prizes in his piano career. He got 4th prize in the Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy in 1949. His first recoding was Weihnachtsbaum by Liszt in 1951 when he was 20 years old. After that he kept on recording numbers of albums. He also recorded three complete sets of the Ludwig van Beethoven piano sonatas. He has the credit of being the foremost piano performer to record the complete solo piano works of Beethoven. He also appeared in the award-winning documentary Pianomania about a piano tuner.

He is one of the most attentive interpreters of classical piano works in Germany. He is such a pianist who has worked with artists of his age as well as the modern age pianist. And hence adapt to work with musicians of all ages and skills. He is a role model for future pianists. It is due to the fact that all his achievements and his current status in the piano world are just due to his own efforts and unbelievable piano playing capabilities.

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