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Gilels + Rachmaninoff = Awesome
Posted by Kaleb Brasee on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 08:47 PM

I found this months ago on YouTube, and I still find myself watching it at least once a week. The song itself (Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5) is fantastic, but Gilels' performance is simply perfect, with expression that blows away all the other ones I've heard. I had to go out and buy the music, but it's crazy hard – I still haven't gotten the first 30 seconds down yet.

Maybe it would help if I grew an awesome combover-style hairdo like his.