Best Piano Players of All Timemaggot-104
The Top Ten
Best of the Best!
He's not as good as Oscar Peterson
He is best piano player ever. He started playing at the age 4.
No way Chico Marx is! all the way!V 5 Comments
Geezuz, he didn't MAKE SONGS. He COMPOSED actual MUSIC, no lyrics.
Obviously the GOAT. Greatest talent to this day.
He is amazing and made classic songs
Plays like a god - AliciaMaeV 5 Comments
Absolutely the greatest ever
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
Made the piano truly a rock and roll instrument and introduced all the kids growing up in the 70s and 80s who thought the guitar was cool to another instrument. Easily one of the most influential piano artists and he always pays his dues to his piano heroes like Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Beethoven, etc
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!
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.
Piano man is like Chopin on steroids. filipino everyone inequality music genre verisimilitudeV 4 Comments
He makes my heart sore like a chicken in the mist
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
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
The best ever period.
He should be higher.
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 killerV 1 Comment
I love his song "Saturday"
How is billy Joel ranked ahead of Elton when billy himself said “when it comes to the piano and all it can do, I’m not even in Elton’s league”!
Transcendental Etude No. 5 'Feux Follets' by Liszt
Liberace better than liszt?
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.V 2 Comments
Freddie Mercury should be number 3. He was the best and still is. Legends never die!
Super piano player.
Should be higher.
This is for all you gaybos
He and Tatum should have been in top 10.
HE WAS BLIND AND COULD PLAY BETTER THAN ANY PIANIST EVER! -nothing more to be said...
If the vote was cast by the people on this list, Tatum would be #1. If you do a little web search on their quotes about his Play, you will find that his technical skill and musicianship are wildly considered unmatched. Rachmaninov, Horovitz, Rubinstein,Toscanini, Oscar Peterson, they all found him the greatest.
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.V 2 Comments
Great when he wanted to play straight!
Best player ever. !
Really great pianist, he should be in top 5 at least. - Merkwurdigliebe
Piano Conerto No. 2 is beautiful.
This guy is pretty sweet, he shows emotion in such a unique way.
Quite suprised to see him 33
How is Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury above him? Good pianists, but nothing like this legend... - Alpha101
Really long fingers and almost only wrote piano enough said
I think he should be in the top 5...amazing pianistV 3 Comments
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.
Best transcriber I know. Extremely talented and an idol of mine - Charlesman01
Should be higher up
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
Brickman is a great pianist!
One of the, if not, the most, talented pianist on YouTube.
The most soul pianoest ever
Come on guys
One of the best classical (and not so classical) living pianist. Both technically flawless and very expressive.
One of the best pianist in our days
HOW IS HE NOT HIGHER UP
Multi-instrumentalist who was temporarily a part of Tangerine Dream... happened to be my music teacher in school. - Martin_Canine
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