Did Horowitz have big hands?

Horowitz’s hands probably looked large because they were very flat and spread out. I think there is more of an advantage than a disadvantage of large hands. I personally don’t think you need to have Rachmaninoff Hands to be a pianist, but fairly large hands give you the ability to control the entire key and the sound.

Why does Horowitz play with flat fingers?

However, in slow passages, you’ll see Horowitz and other pianists such as Glenn Gould sometimes playing with flat fingers. This technique can allow for different tonal gradations which are difficult to achieve with rounded fingers.

Which pianist has the biggest hands?

Sergei Rachmaninov, the famous Russian composer, pianist, and composer, was born in 1873 into a family that descended from the Moldavian prince Stephen the Great. At age four he began piano lessons and already displayed remarkable talent.

How big should a pianist hand be?

From this study, the mean 1-5 span for males is 8.9 inches (22.6 cm) and for females, 7.9 inches (20.1 cm), a difference which is statistically significant at the 5% level. The taller peak on the left reflects the higher proportion of female pianists in the sample; the male to female ratio was about 2:1.