Not a “top ten”, merely a selection of performances nominated by readers of this blog and followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook. Please feel free to leave further suggestions or your favourite recording in the comments section of this post.

1. Sviatoslav Richter

2. Clara Haskil

3. Paul Badura-Skoda

4. Claudio Arrau

5. Grigory Sokolov

6. Mitsuko Uchida

7. Daniil Trifonov

8. Clifford Curzon

9. Wilhelm Kempff

10. Maria Yudina