Pogorelich was one of the greats. He combined jaw-dropping technique with fascinating musical insights, Sadly, after his wife died a horrible death in 1996 from liver cancer, then his father died, Pogorelich went into a psychological tailspin. He eventually emerged from it, but his playing suffered. His technique was no longer as secure, and he favored glacial tempos, bizarre voicings, and crude dynamics. That video is a powerful and sad reminder of what was. I'm glad I saw him twice in his prime--he played either the 2nd or 3rd English Suite at one of the concerts, then I saw him in 2005--not too good. Fortunately, he left behind a collection of fantastic recordings, especially that Bach and Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit."
Randy Angella 2009 sp/Br (for sale)