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Martin Stadtfeld

Rank: 1 | My Play Count: 5820 | Scrobbled: 128277 times | Total listeners: 11211

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Described by Die Zeit as "exceptionally talented", the German pianist Martin Stadtfeld was born in Koblenz in 1980 and made his concert debut at the age of only nine. He was thirteen when he began to study with Lev Natochenny at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt. The list of his competition successes begins with the "Jugend musiziert" Competition organized by the German Federal government. In 1997 he won the Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition in Paris and in 2001 caused a sensation as finalist in the Busoni Competition in Bolzano. Read more on Last.fm

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Rank: 2 | My Play Count: 4597 | Scrobbled: 43725067 times | Total listeners: 1427185

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Johann Sebastian Bach (March 31, 1685 – July 28, 1750) was a virtuoso German composer, organist, violinist, violist, harpsichordist from the Baroque period. Described by Mozart and Beethoven as one of the fathers of classical music, Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth. Read more on Last.fm

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Bill Evans

Rank: 3 | My Play Count: 3659 | Scrobbled: 10684982 times | Total listeners: 558420

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There are at least three artists with this name: a jazz pianist, a jazz saxophonist and a banjo player. 1.) Bill Evans (born William John Evans; 16th August 1929-15th September 1980) was one of the most famous jazz pianists of the twentieth century. Along with McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson, he was the force behind the biggest evolution in jazz piano since Art Tatum and Bud Powell. His use of impressionistic harmony, his inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire Read more on Last.fm

Tags: jazz jazz piano piano bebop Fusion

Glenn Gould

Rank: 4 | My Play Count: 3314 | Scrobbled: 12462510 times | Total listeners: 295502

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Glenn Gould (Toronto, Canada 1932-1982) was a Canadian pianist most known for his interpretations of baroque keyboard music, particularly the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Gould's first performance to receive widespread attention was his 1955 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. His speed, dexterity and tone revolutionized the understanding of this piece and it became inextricably linked with Gould for the remainder of his life. His final recording Read more on Last.fm

Tags: Classical piano baroque Bach Canadian

The Economist

Rank: 5 | My Play Count: 2675 | Scrobbled: 811524 times | Total listeners: 20344

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The Economist is a weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd edited in London, UK. It has been in continuous publication since September 1843. The aim of The Economist is "to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress". Read more on Last.fm

Tags: podcast News economics analysis Business

Michael Franks

Rank: 6 | My Play Count: 1995 | Scrobbled: 1205328 times | Total listeners: 107753

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Michael Franks (born 18 September 1944 in La Jolla, California, USA) is a smooth jazz singer and songwriter from the United States. He has recorded with a variety of well-known artists, such as Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, Art Garfunkel, and David Sanborn. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, Shirley Bassey and the Carpenters. Franks grew up in southern California with his father Gerald Read more on Last.fm

Tags: Smooth Jazz jazz vocal jazz easy listening contemporary jazz

James Taylor

Rank: 7 | My Play Count: 1798 | Scrobbled: 12437585 times | Total listeners: 898908

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James Taylor (born 12th March 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father Isaac Taylor was the dean of the University of North Carolina Medical School. His family summered on Martha's Vineyard. Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, and was the first artist signed to The Beatles's Apple Records. He found further success in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: folk singer-songwriter acoustic classic rock rock

Weather Report

Rank: 8 | My Play Count: 1798 | Scrobbled: 3891338 times | Total listeners: 331395

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Weather Report was an influential jazz fusion band of the 1970s and 1980s, one of the bands that defined the genre. Their initial style was collectively improvised free jazz with a strong rhythmic pulse and Latin influences; moving into more funk-oriented rhythms. The sound also developed from an acoustic lineup to increasingly synthesised textures as keyboardist Joe Zawinul embraced successive generations of technology. The band was founded in 1970 Read more on Last.fm

Tags: jazz Fusion jazz fusion instrumental funk

Art Garfunkel

Rank: 9 | My Play Count: 1666 | Scrobbled: 1673160 times | Total listeners: 272405

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Art Garfunkel (born Arthur Ira Garfunkel on 5 November 1941 in Forest Hills, Queens, NYC, USA) is an American singer and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. He is of Romanian Jewish ancestry. He met his future singing partner, Paul Simon, in the sixth grade. Between 1956 and 1962, the two had performed together as Tom & Jerry. Garfunkel ("Tom Graph") chose his nickname because he liked to track, or "graph" hits, on the pop charts. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: folk singer-songwriter pop 70s rock

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Rank: 10 | My Play Count: 1614 | Scrobbled: 239373 times | Total listeners: 18995

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard (born 9 September 1957) is a French pianist. He was born in Lyon, where he entered the conservatory. Later he studied with Yvonne Loriod. In 1973, he was awarded the chamber music prize of the Paris Conservatoire. In the same year he won the first prize at the international Olivier Messiaen Competition. In 1977, at the invitation of Pierre Boulez, he became a founding member of the Ensemble InterContemporain. Aimard has collaborated with conductors such as Pierre Boulez Read more on Last.fm

Tags: piano Classical contemporary classical french classical piano

Milton Nascimento

Rank: 11 | My Play Count: 1522 | Scrobbled: 3105152 times | Total listeners: 192012

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Milton Nascimento (born 26 October, 1942) is a singer-songwriter who is considered one of the icons of Brazilian Music. Nascimento was born in Rio de Janeiro, and grew up in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. His mother was the maid Maria do Carmo Nascimento. When he was just a few months old, the boy was adopted by the family for whom his mother had previously worked: the couple Josino Brito Campos (a banker, mathematics teacher and electronic technician) and Lília Silva Campos (a music teacher). Read more on Last.fm

Tags: mpb brazilian brasil brazil world

Pat Metheny

Rank: 12 | My Play Count: 1360 | Scrobbled: 5602547 times | Total listeners: 321018

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Patrick Bruce Metheny (born 12 August 1954 in Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA) is an American jazz guitarist and leader of the Pat Metheny Group. Metheny's musical contexts separate into many branches: the Pat Metheny Group plus various collaborations, duets, solo works, and other side projects. He first made it big in the jazz world with the famous vibraphonist Gary Burton. Throughout the late 70's, 80's, and 90's, Metheny established himself as one of the leading jazz guitar players in the world. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: jazz Fusion guitar jazz guitar jazz fusion

The Beatles

Rank: 13 | My Play Count: 1324 | Scrobbled: 485342530 times | Total listeners: 3476350

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The Beatles were an iconic rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, The Beatles are one of the two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat. Read more on Last.fm

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Keith Jarrett

Rank: 14 | My Play Count: 1320 | Scrobbled: 5892207 times | Total listeners: 355857

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Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American pianist and composer. He is considered one of the most important jazz pianists, renowned for his elaborate solo improvisations. As well as recording under his own name, he has recorded a number of albums as the Keith Jarrett Trio. In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first (and to this day only) recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient, and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: jazz piano jazz piano contemporary jazz ECM

Sviatoslav Richter

Rank: 15 | My Play Count: 1225 | Scrobbled: 1153941 times | Total listeners: 83244

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Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Святослав Рихтер; March 20, 1915 - August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist. Sviatoslav Richter was widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He was well known for his vast repertoire, effortless technique and poetic phrasing. Richter was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine but grew up in Odessa. Unusually, he was largely self-taught although his organist father provided him with a basic education in music. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: Classical piano russian classical piano Virtuoso

Simone Dinnerstein

Rank: 16 | My Play Count: 1185 | Scrobbled: 291379 times | Total listeners: 15857

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Simone Dinnerstein is an American classical pianist, born in New York City, USA. Her father, Simon Dinnerstein, is a painter. She studied in the precollege program at the Manhattan School of Music with Solomon Mikowsky. She later attended The Juilliard School of Music and was a student of Peter Serkin. She also studied in London with Maria Curcio. In addition to her solo recital work, she has been a featured guest artist at the Bard Music Festival Read more on Last.fm

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Lee Ritenour

Rank: 17 | My Play Count: 1162 | Scrobbled: 1789203 times | Total listeners: 177821

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Ritenour was born January 11, 1952 in Los Angeles, California. He played his first session when he was 16 with the Mamas and the Papas. Nicknamed "Captain Fingers", he (along with Larry Carlton) was a sought-after session guitarist by the mid-1970s. He is noted for playing his red Gibson ES-335 and his Gibson L5 guitars. One of his most notable influences is the pioneering jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. In 1976, he released his first solo album, First Course. Read more on Last.fm

Tags: jazz Smooth Jazz Fusion guitar jazz guitar

Suzuki

Rank: 18 | My Play Count: 1117 | Scrobbled: 23955 times | Total listeners: 735

João Carlos Martins

Rank: 19 | My Play Count: 1079 | Scrobbled: 10923 times | Total listeners: 1062

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João Carlos Martins, born June 25, 1940 in Sao Paulo, Brazil is an acclaimed Brazilian classical pianist and conductor, who has performed with leading orchestras in the United States, Europe and Brazil. He is celebrated as a great interpreter of Bach and has recorded his complete keyboard works. For decades Martins has been engaged as the leading pianist at the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other ensembles. The New York Times wrote Read more on Last.fm

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Paul Simon

Rank: 20 | My Play Count: 1071 | Scrobbled: 24753077 times | Total listeners: 1233438

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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He first gained world-wide recognition as the writing talent behind the popular American folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel formed with fellow musician Art Garfunkel. When Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970, Simon quickly began his solo career with the release of the self-titled album, Paul Simon. This was followed by There Goes Rhymin' Simon and Still Crazy After All These Years Read more on Last.fm

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