by Dr. David C.F. Wright
Nine years into the twenty first century, we can very easily forget the great pianists of the past. There is an unfortunate attitude prevailing in some quarters that only living performers deserve our attention and, therefore, some pianists of a previous generation, and some who are still working today may be in danger of being forgotten at some time in the future. Many fine pianists who have died, even in comparatively recent years, are ignored or forgotten despite some of their recordings being available.