Music: Chopin with Pow

A bespectacled 22-year-old American out of White Plains, N.Y., who greatly resembles a tight end recently became the darling of countless Poles from Cracow to Lodz by doing something very dear to the Polish heart: playing Chopin with great power and feeling. His name is Garrick Ohlsson. At Warsaw during the three-week-long International Chopin Competition, he was awarded first prize over 80 other pianists. He is the first American ever to win the contest and the first young American pianist since Van Cliburn back in 1958 to become an overnight national hero behind...

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