rank the mofos you admire most in terms of tech

i guess in this general order for me…

Mickey
Pogo (pre-2001 or so)
Ziff/Rectum
Friedman

sheer tech (mich is much more tone-tech for me), unranked

Gav
ZIFF :ziff: :ziff:
Gould
Weissenberg

Some more recent names pozz Gavrylyuk, Roma

of course I admire them as musicians, but sometimes I can really enjoy a performance purely based on extrmeley confident, intense, raw and hardcore tech

hahahha truly tha definition of tha muh fuckin WEIZZMEIZTAH :gav:

exzactly 8)

MOTEL
TRUGOD

datz it

imo trugod lacks the intensity and excitement. who was da motel again?

Alkan :wink:

Cziffra
Hamelin
Tatum
Richter

Gould / Hofmann
Moiseiwitsch / Rachmaninoff / Friedman / Lhevinne / Godowsky / Schnabel
Saint-Saens / Pugno
Richter / Gilels / Kuerti
Petrov / Gavrilov / Weissenberg / Sokolov
Rubinstein / Arrau / Cortot

Lhevinne
Rachmaninoff
Weissenberg
Ashkenazy
Libetta
Hoffman
Friedman
Hamelin
Volodos

wut da fuk? we iz talkin raw tech 8)

da raw dex iz obviouz

Ah right, Grunyuk. Yeah he’s fast but his speed doesn’t make it sound one bit more interesting, imo.

I forgot to mention Babayan as well

haha m*zical bz

raw zpeed = tech

tiz tru dere iz otha elementz but dey iz zubjectif, zpeed remainz da only tru objectiv conztant

Wunder is an idiot who can play like 2 or 3 pieces.

in the Category of Freaks (almost unexplicable tech)

Rectum
Gav
Pogo (i don’t like him as musician at all)
Ho

in Category of Healthy good technique

Perahia
Doc

in the Category of sound and pianism

Rubinstein
Babayan
Arrau
Ho it’s also in this category randomly

there might be many more that just don’t come in my mind right now

haha

hahaha
diz thread iz juz anothah wutz ur fav peniz 8)

(except da :comme: hu underztand da queztion correctly)

haha even da topiq ztartah dun undaztand hiz own q :dong:

fuck i don’t like so much da Doc but i rezpec his perfect technique.

I also didn’t mention da trugod because i think his technique, being good it’s not comparable to the great ones. He’s really skillful but you just can’t compare him with da Gav or da Doc

I respect Hamelin’s technique on some level, but I don’t think it’s an all-encompassing technique. If you have TRULY great technique, I don’t your playing can ever sound boring. Sadly, Hamelin is often boring… for me, anyway. Richter might have been weaker in a couple areas, but I have no doubt that his overall technique was much stronger than Hamelin’s.

Does anyone here truly think that Richter or Gilels etc were not physically capable of playing Alkan or Sorabji etc?

of course Richter was capable of playing every sheeyat existent. JUst listening his 10/4 and Wilde Jagd… daim, i would NEVER be able!!!
but Richter, speaking about his formation in early stages, just inexplicable genius