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On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

Piotr Anderszewski is one of the most revered pianists today, and one of the most delightfully unpredictable. His new album links composers with a direct line from brainstorm to masterpiece.

Piotr Anderszewski might be one of the most revered pianists of his generation, but he's also one of the most impulsive.

In 1990, at age 21, the young Pole entered the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. He was nearly finished with his semi-final performance when he quit

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