András Schiff, Andre Watts, Argerich, Arrau, Arthur Rubinstein, Arthur Schnabel, Ashkenazy, Backhaus, Barenboim, Bolet, Brendel, Byron Janis, Cherkassky, Cortot, Curzon, Cziffra, Earl Wild, Edwin Fischer, Emil Gilels, Eschenbach, Freire, Gavrilov, Geza Anda, Gieseking, Glenn Gould, Grigory Ginsburg, Gulda, Haebler, Haskil, Horowitz, Ignacy Friedman, Josef Hofmann, Kapell, Katchen, Kempff, Kissin, Kovacevich, Larrocha, Lhevinne, Lipatti, Magaloff, Maria João Pires, Michelangeli, Moiseiwitsch, Moravec, Myra Hess, Ogdon, Paderewski, Perahia, Pletnev, Pollini, Previn, Rachmaninov, Radu Lupu, Robert Casadesus, Rudolf Serkin, Samson Francois, Sofronitsky, Solomon, Sviatoslav Richter, Tureck, Uchida, Van Cliburn, Weissenberg, Yudina, Zimerman, Zoltan Kocsis
Label : Philips
Format : Flac track
Cover : Yes
Great Pianists of the 20th Century was a 202-CD box set released by Philips Records in 1999 and sponsored by Steinway & Sons.
The box set comprised 101 volumes featuring 72 pianists of the 20th century, each volume with two CDs and a booklet about the life and work of the featured pianist. The set contains a variety of composers from different eras, from Baroque to Contemporary classical. The material was the result of a collaborative association between Philips (who had access to the Polygram Records back catalogue) and a number of other labels, notably EMI Classics, as no single label possessed a representative set of recordings for every pianist considered to be significant. Material from Warner Classics and Sony Classics was also used.