Best Contemporary Pianists
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I'm new to classical music, so I can't really judge. But after listening to several interpretations of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, hers hooked me the most. Listen to The Tempest and Appassionata. They are so amazing that I almost felt ashamed not having discovered them earlier.
Another interesting story: she once rehearsed the wrong concerto and became thunderstruck when she heard the opening of another concerto playing. Yet she managed to pull herself together and play the right one on the spot all through her memory. Incredible!
His playing is incredible with rich tones and emotion. His Chopin renditions would come next to Rubinstein's. He won the International Chopin Competition in 1975. Greatest Chopin interpreter alive.