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Chico, Victor or Lee? Who Would you Say Was The More Accomplished Pianist?

Chico would be Marx, Victor would be Borge and Lee would be Liberace.

It sounds like an odd question but think about your reply before you answer. Is a lumberjack who excels any less an achiever than a failed premed student? And are rewarding side-sets compensation for unfulfilled original intent?

I ask this because I’m wondered about this from time to time and I’ve been there. I’m sure a few of you have, too.

Your thoughts?
Excellent points, Mr. Jones. But wouldn’t Chico be as equally accomplished within his chosen field? As to Liberace, couldn’t he have ended up as he did not by design, but because his talents fell short as the classical pianist he had trained to become?
When I was very young Liberace had his own television show but I don’t remember much about it. Looking back on tapes of those shows, knowing a little about his life, I did know he wasn’t quite accomplished enough to be a concert pianist. But I do believe in a way this was to his good fortune because he seemed to truly love the life he ended up with, the attention, the showmanship, the clothes.
Sorry, guys. My mind isn’t on picking a ‘best’ reply right now. But I want to thank each of you for playing along with this silly question. But I do agree that Victor Borge was the more all around accomplished pianist. Chico, within his own field, was pretty amazing. As to Liberace, I too have seen clips of him trying to play ‘serious’ classical music and understand why he took the path he did.

Again, thank you all.

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 8, 2011 at 12:53 am

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Who knows this pianist ?

I’ve found an old 78 record with unreadable labels – Is there someone who could recognise the recording ? It is some paraphrase on a Johann Strauss composition. I also hear some slavonic elements, very interesting ! The other side of the record is to much damaged.. It reminds me of Emil von Sauer, Arthur Friedheim, Arthur de Greef, Conrad Ansorge, Eugen d’Albert, Moriz Rosenthal, Paderewski or even Leschetizky ?? what about Godowsky.. some pianists-composers who made — or have made — piano transcriptions / arrangements of other composers’ works: Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Moritz Moszkowski, Leopold Godowsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Percy Grainger, Myra Hess, Wilhelm Backhaus, Glen Gould, Liberace, Vladimir Horowitz, Wilhelm Kempff, Gyorgy Cziffra, Earl Wild, Mikhail Pletnev, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Boris Berezovsky, Arcadi Volodos some pianists-composers who made piano transcriptions / arrangements of their own works: Peter (Pyotr) Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky

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Pianist plays for Pattee Creek Market in Missoula Montana

The Liberace of Missoula,Pianist Asaph Adonai plays dinner,cocktail,and classical music for shopers for the glory God.

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Who is your favorite Classical Pianist?

Oh and please don’t say Liberace…Well you can if you want.

Mine is Arthur Rubinstein.

10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 20, 2010 at 5:50 am

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Ryan Ahern, Pianist, 5 min Promo

World Champion Pianist, Ryan Ahern is one of the most captivating and amazing piano artists on the performance market today, encompassing nearly every genre and style of music from Broadway to his award-winning Boogie Woogie. Ryan is the Two-Time 1st Place world champion of the International Liberace Piano Competition, Keyboard Magazine calls Ryan a Piano Supertalent, Billboard Magazine just named Ryan one of the top 14 Artist on the West Coast, and Ryan was just named 2008 Adult-Contemporary Artist-of-the-Year. His famous hand speed is mesmerizing to witness. It is simply the most amazing and high energy display of piano performance you will ever encounter.

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Can anyone recommend a good dvd /vhs featuring performances by the legendary pianist Liberace?

Anything with Chopin, Liszt would be great!

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - September 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

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how do u pronunce the name of the pianist: “liberace”?

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - September 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm

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