If you were a :wim: devotee, the only logical choice is college mofo level.
Joking aside, I’m sure there are many people alive today who have his level of tech… mechanically speaking. Totally unconvinced the same is true when it comes to control of sonority, and it’s also pretty obvious that he had a virtually unmatched level of charisma.
So we should just assume that Godowsky could play his etudes better than Libetta?
I am just saying that we cannot be sure how Liszt played since we haven’t heard him. I would assume he was on the same level as other pianists of the early 20th century that we have recordings of today. Of course it is possible he was the best technical pianist of all time
Da fact is, very few mofos haff recorded da pimp GEz, Original paganinis, cunt bandit, gross spanish hookah etc and few mofo could play da Tanned Ho in da propah tempo wiz all da colors etc
How many living mofos cud unleash da Chopetz op 10 at sight?
Pozz da pimp tech az gud as today’z mofo but nobody wud approach da level ov raw muzical ability like sightfucking full scores, concs wiz orch part in dem, doing an instant trans of da tanned ho overture on stage right aftah da orch played it or unleashing da Izlamic Bombah right after hearing da Anton TruRudy rape it.