Which Regal Pianist Reigns Supreme?

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For this week’s Showdown, we invite you to choose from among the “Kings of the Emperor.”

Of these regal pianists of the 20th century — Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Arrau, Artur Rubinstein — by just a couple votes you chose Rubinstein as the pianist you wanted to hear perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor?

We played the winner at noon.


Rudolf Serkin


Claudio Arrau


Artur Rubinstein