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The Greatest Pianists Ever

List RulesOnly the greatest pianists of all time.

Is there any sound more beautiful than a piano composition? Almost every piece from the best composers of early classical music featured this powerful instrument to strike the perfect chords. The piano is extremely versatile, and unlike the guitar, cello, or violin, the strings on the piano are located inside and played with the keys. Many musicians have some knowledge of the piano, even if it isn't their primary instrument. But who are the greatest pianists of all time? Classical and Baroque periods of music history definitely increased the popularity of the piano and almost every genre of music in today’s culture also uses it! It’s no wonder that mastering the art of playing the piano is such a desirable goal. It is also an instrument that, once learned, serves as the foundation for other instruments. And of course, the piano is quite popular among young music students.

From Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, to Sergei Rachmaninoff and Grigory Sokolov, this lists features all of the most talented, famous piano-playing musical geniuses to walk the earth. Vote up the top pianists below based on their compositions and worldly influence. 

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