I've never seen this done anywhere and I'd like to initiate. Listening to recordings at home is certainly rewarding, but attending a live performance in its way gives different and unique experiences to the listener. I have gone to many live concerts and recitals, especially when I was young, wanting to experience the world class musicians at least once each in my lifetime. I would like to know, whoever is willing to share, which musicians of note (or worth) this forum members saw/heard live in their lifetime. I myself, relying mostly on memory, did make the list a while back ago and saved it on my computer. So here they are, in no particular order;
Kiri Te Kanawa, Janet Baker, Jessye Norman, Luciano Pavarotti, Claudio Arrau, Kathleen Battle, Eugene Ormandy, Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Leonard Bernstein, Evgeny Svetlanov, Edo de Waart, Maxim Shostakovich, Yuja Wang, Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Placido Domingo, Tatiana Troyanos, Mirella Freni, Montserrat Caballe, Hermann Prey, Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Olli Mustonen, Arcadi Volodos, Helene Grimaud, Olga Kern, Konstantin Lifschitz, Luis Lima, Diana Soviero, Evgeny Kissin, Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Sergiu Celibidache, Claudio Abbado, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alfred Brendel, Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, Nathan Milstein, Gidon Kremer, Itzhak Perlman, Seiji Ozawa, Viktoria Mullova, Katia & Marielle Labeque, Andrew Davis, Marino Formenti, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach, Christopher Parkening, Salvatore Accardo, Julian Bream, Rudolf Firkusny, Daniel Barenboim, Lazar Berman, Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Thomas Allen, Gwyneth Jones, Helen Donath, Stuart Burrows, James King, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Gil Shaham, Kyung Wha Chung, Charles Dutoit, Yo-Yo Ma, Josef Suk, Isaac Stern, Myung Whun Chung, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valentina Lisitsa, Stephanie Chase, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Uto ughi, Andrew Litton, Kurt Sanderling, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Andre Watts, Neeme Jarvi, Carlos Paita, Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Marilyn Horne, Lucia Popp, Charles Mackerras, Gunther Herbig, Peter Schreier, Vladimir Horowitz, Klaus Tennstedt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Masur, Jean-Philippe Collard, Ida Haendel, Angelika Kirchschlager, Cecile Ousset, Murray Perahia, Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Elly Ameling, Emanuel Ax, Alicia de Larrocha, Hilary Hahn, Heinz Holliger, Stephen Hough, Trevor Pinnock, The Romeros, Andres Segovia, Carl St.Clair, Jorge Mester, Enrique Diemecke, Thomas Stewart, Yuri Temikanov, Mariss Jansons, Michel Plasson, Ludovic Morlot, Paavo Jarvi, Hugh Wolff, Vladimir Atlantov, Anna Moffo, Jard van Nes, Christine Brewer, Clifton Forbis, Thomas Moser, Violeta Urmana, Willard White, Ivo Pogorelich, Shlomo Mintz, Frederica von Stade, Herbert Blomstedt, Valery Gergiev, Erich Leinsdorf, Simon Rattle, Sian Edwards, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Gerard Schwarz, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Rudolf Serkin, Minoru Nojima, Krystian Zimerman, Misha Dichter, Robert Lloyd, Matthias Goerne, Teresa Berganza, García Navarro, Claudio Scimone, Charles Groves, Alexander Toradze, Lilya Zilberstein, Iona Brown..
Surely not every concert by these musicians was good to great, even though a lot of them were. Then quite a few were average to sub-par and some were horrible even. I don't go to concert much these days though, the biggest reason being there aren't that many musicians who interest me greatly to go to see live vs. the ticket price (plus driving, parking and other hassles involved.. AND the seemingly fast-deteriorating audience etiquette).