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!5 Comments
As Mozart predicted during his first/last meeting with him that Beethoven will be a great composer after him. He really came close to Mozart's ability on his piano skills but he was quicker on improvisation than Mozart. If only Mozart lived longer to witness the greatness of Beethoven or perhaps play a piece together would make it sound legendary.
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 songs6 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!
Piano man is like Chopin on steroids. filipino everyone inequality music genre verisimilitude
He is my favorite artist and I'm ten4 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 killer1 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”!
Litz was the god of piano and he’s at number 15. The piano world is a joke now a days.
Transcendental Etude No. 5 'Feux Follets' by 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
Liberace better than liszt?3 Comments
Sure Freddie Mercury could play the piano but he was certainly not the best piano player of all time.
Freddie Mercury should be number 3. He was the best and still is. Legends never die!
What? Ok I’m sorry but Freddie Mercury is a great singer DEFINITELY not a great piano player.
Super piano player.2 Comments
He and Tatum should have been in top 10.
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 said4 Comments
He played by ear at age of three and at age of 6 he was better than any on this list since he played duets alone.. many great pianists called him the god so he should be #1
HE WAS BLIND AND COULD PLAY BETTER THAN ANY PIANIST EVER! -nothing more to be said...
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.
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.3 Comments
Great when he wanted to play straight!
Best player ever. !
Fantastic pianist with good charisma...a people pleaser!
This guy is pretty sweet, he shows emotion in such a unique way.
Really great pianist, he should be in top 5 at least. - Merkwurdigliebe
Piano Conerto No. 2 is beautiful.
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
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
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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