Pianist Garrick Ohlsson has finally recorded the notorious "Rach 3," Sergei Rachmaninov's extremely tricky Piano Concerto No. 3. Wojciech Grzedzinski hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Garrick Ohlsson: In Pursuit Of A Warhorse

The pianist's massive technique makes short order of Rachmaninov's most difficult concerto.

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A drawing of Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin on his deathbed. Kean Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images 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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