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  • He’s not just a showman but creates little jewels of sound as a great

  • Franz Liszt would have definitely approved of this performance since
    historically Liszt was the Mick Jagger of his day. Who knows perhaps Liszt
    was Liberace in that moment hoping to relive his halcyon days if by only
    stepping into another classically trained pianists body. Lucky for Liszt
    there was a Liberace to step into!!

  • @keyboardmagic Infuriating- Not even CLOSE to the most talented pianist of
    the 20th century. You have obviously never heard Cziffra or Godowsky, even
    GOULD would put Liberace to shame in a piano duel. I am not disregarding
    his talent, but to say “by far” the most talented performer is a horrible
    insult to the greats of the 20th century.

  • I totally agree about Liszt being the Mick Jagger of his day. What Liszt
    played was the closest thing to rock and roll in his day i.e. virtuoso
    playing of folk-themed pieces. Before Liszt, pianists played with their
    backs to the audience so they could see the fingers play; Liszt was the
    first to turn the piano so that the performer’s profile was visible. Women
    fainted during performances; women kissed his fingers afterwards. And,
    Liszt had a lot of dalliances to confess come Sunday mass.

  • Flamboyant. Skilled. I also miss Virgil Fox, but he played the Organ
    instead of Piano. Both superior talents.

  • don t forget he had a brother named george that used to be on his show
    also.he was part of it.they were the greatest at the time.could nt everyone
    play the saber dance.it was tough. parthree123

  • @loknloll ….Yes, I knew Liberace personally for many years, mainly
    through fan clubs and attending receptions & parties in his honor with my
    husband. We were both avid fans and as time went on we became aquainted
    with others in his organization. We were also his special guests at the LV
    Hilton for our anniversary one year. We have some great memories of his

  • @hedunlap…Just to clarify things; the Museum is not gone, and although
    the public areas were closed to the public, Liberace’s things are still
    there. However, in Spring of this year they will begin a National Tour of
    Liberace’s artifacts in St. Louis, MO. The exhibit will include, 20
    costumes, 3 pianos, 1-4 cars, candelabras & other collectibles, audio &
    film footage, and so much more; over 300 artifacts in all. All the proceeds
    from the tour will go to the Liberace Foundation.

  • Not the most talented pianist of the 20th century, but easily the most
    brilliant pianist of the contemporary/modern genre pianists.

  • One of the foremost pianist of the 20th century, period. If he would have
    been a composer with his technique he would have been equal to Rachmaninov,
    Chopin and the likes. Absolutely impecable playing.

  • and you prove the Lucy(Australopithicus) theory perfectly….but don’t
    worry all yankees do.haha

  • When you wrote that Liberace pales compared to the mighty Richter or “even
    Glenn Gould,” you may have revealed yourself as someone whose standards
    have risen way too high. Glenn Gould was a piano God, maybe not the
    absolute best at everything (except when interpreting Bach, when he is
    indeed arguably the best), but, holy cow, he is prodigious compared to the
    recitalists I hear in LA, Orange County, or the Inland Empire. But I love
    the mere mortals (like Liberace) as well as the Gods.

  • To mateoenkc….Unfortunately, the Liberace Museum had to close in October
    2010, due to the bad economy at the time. However, the good news is that
    they plan to reopen next year in a new location in downtown Las Vegas.
    Tentative date is January 2014….