Leon Fleisher, 1957
Very homogeneous, bright, intense sound with precise attack.
Artur Rubinstein, 1950s and early 1960s
Here is the lush, bell-like tone that Rubinstein used to great advantage. The midrange sound is round and mellow. These recordings were made at different times, but the pianos are voiced similarly.
Vladimir Horowitz, 1968
Very bright, brilliant sound; homogeneous voicing, evenly bright from bass to treble.
Claude Frank, 1970
Very sweet, round, colorful sound with rich, lute-like tenor section.
Jorge Bolet, early 1980s
Very clean, crisp orchestral voicing with a lot of warmth in the midrange, typical of the European sound of the 1980s.
Vladimir Horowitz, 1986
Very bright but very clean, articulated attack of the hammer.
Martha Argerich, 1991
Big piano with particularly long sustain, voiced with a bell-like tone.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, 1999
Big piano with clearly orchestral sound. Warm tenor and bass with bell-like mid treble and very long sustain.
Murray Perahia, 2010
Very clear, bright sound with lots of color, probably using traditional, lacquered hammers.
Alexander Kobrin, 2013
Bright, big sound, but with lots of body in the colorful tone.
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