Best Piano Players of All Timemaggot-104
The Top Ten
He is best piano player ever. He started playing at the age 4.
He's not as good as Oscar Peterson
One of the greatest artists
He is da best!V 4 Comments
The greatest artist ever
He was a really really good piano player
Ludwig is awesome, having made amazing famous piano songs.
Plays like a god - AliciaMaeV 2 Comments
Technically no, but his originality trumps technicalities. John Coltrane said if you miss a change it's like falling down an elevator shaft with Monk. His influence is gigantic in modern music.
One of the most famous Jazz musicians of all time. It is no coincedence that he plays piano either, he is great at it, he also has great music writing skills. All around very good piano player - maggot-104
His sense of time was very complex.
Liberace had lots and lots of talent. Besides who is still living who ever heard Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc. ever play to know how well they played. Their written music may have been good, but that just tells how well they composed music.
Liberace is proof good marketing and no talent can still get you sucess
Billy Joel is in the same category as a Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven. He writes the lyrics and the music AND sings. Pure absolute genius. Thank you Billy for bringing your music to the world. You will be remembered FOREVER!
Piano man is like Chopin on steroids. filipino everyone inequality music genre verisimilitude
He is my favorite artist and I'm ten
I get that Mozart and all those classic piano players were musical geniuses and that they pioneered important piano styles, but let’s face it, would you rather listen to some old 1700s piano stuff or some awesome Billy Joel songs? I think we all know the obvious answer. Billy Joel was a modern piano genius and created many piano songs we all know and love.V 3 Comments
His instinctive gift to change tact in a tune but to maintain it as a one is his gift...as well as that left hand
I think he is one of the best that ever did it in music history and he is just so good you can't explain it
No one had more style than the killer
Awesome player with style
He should be higher.
Come on guys
He can play pretty much any song he wants to play even if it didn't originally have a piano in it.
Also he has a monkey with him in all his videos; people enjoy seeing that monkey up on the piano.
Having a monkey wrapped around his wrist while playing the piano won me over apparently.
Basically the Japanese genre God
I love his song "Saturday"
Franz Liszt is generally considered the greatest piano player in history. This list contains many great composers who were fine piano players, song writers and great musicians but virtuoso pianists
There are recordings of the last of Liszt's students, such as Arthur Friedheim, who specialized in Liszt's piano works. Frederic Lamond might give one an idea of what Liszt could teach, within the limitations of the pupil. I'm disappointed that this list's contributors have not noted great 20th century classical pianists, nor mentioned the great technician's of this century.
Come on, Ray Charles better than Franz List?
Liberace better than liszt?V 1 Comment
When it comes to piano, there is Art Tatum... then everybody else. The best pianists in the world don't even try to play the way he did.
Perhaps the greatest pianist ever, at least he's one of 'em.
Never herd him play?
HE WAS BLIND AND COULD PLAY BETTER THAN ANY PIANIST EVER! -nothing more to be said...V 2 Comments
Best player ever. !
Super piano player.
Should be higher.
This is for all you gaybos
Really great pianist, he should be in top 5 at least. - Merkwurdigliebe
Piano Conerto No. 2 is beautiful.
Best transcriber I know. Extremely talented and an idol of mine - Charlesman01
Probably the best pianist in the genre of Anime whow ever existed. His skill and style are both truly amazing. Not to mention his ability to transcribe.
Way to far back for such a talented man as THE Ray Manzarek countless classic including, The Crystal Ship, Light My Fire, Riders on the Storm, and so many more!
Should be way higher up
One of the, if not, the most, talented pianist on YouTube.
Brickman is a great pianist!
One of the best pianist in our days
How is Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury above him? Good pianists, but nothing like this legend... - Alpha101
I think he should be in the top 5...amazing pianist
Really long fingers and almost only wrote piano enough said
Chopin is the king... even Mozart comes after him... being above the 5th rank only means what is shown here on thetoptens.com is often very wacky (that the popular vote are often wrong).V 2 Comments
One of the best classical (and not so classical) living pianist. Both technically flawless and very expressive.
Multi-instrumentalist who was temporarily a part of Tangerine Dream... happened to be my music teacher in school. - Martin_Canine
HOW IS HE NOT HIGHER UP
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