I’m randomly proud of you mofos. The only deviation from da tru answah in the earlier polls was that your vision became a little blurry as you reached the CD era and read Sokolov’s name backwards. But it happens easily, an obvious typo.
I can’t pick between Hofmann and Richter. If forced I’d probably have to pick Richter due to the sheer amount of material available. Interestingly, I can do without a lot more pianists on this list than the 78s poll. I guess, my roots are showing, even though I’m hardly a member of the Dead Pianists’ Society.
To me this guy is a genius, so I’m interested in everything he has to say.
But, I’d rather hear more Rach/Ravel/Scriabin than a 45 min Schub zon or da brahms of late.
He’s damn fine in Liszt too, but I’m not a huge fan of his music :ducks: