Rafał Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. In 2005, he swept the five top prizes at the International Chopin Competition. Felix Broede/DG hide caption

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The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year. Francois Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Nikolai Lugansky carries on the tradition of the grand Russian pianist. Frank Stewart/ Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Classics in Concert

Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose

Hear an outstanding Russian pianist play Chopin and rarely heard Rachmaninov in recital.

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Murray Perahia's warm, rippling tone is well-suited to the music of both Bach and Chopin. Nana Watanabe hide caption

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He might be young, but Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz has a deep connection to the music of Frederic Chopin. Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Pianist Adam Neiman performs Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in NPR Studio 4A. Courtesy of Adam Neiman hide caption

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Garrick Ohlsson won the International Chopin Competition in 1970, and he's been playing the composer's music ever since. Philip Jones Griffiths hide caption

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