He might be young, but Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz has a deep connection to the music of Frederic Chopin. Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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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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An 1838 painting of Frederic Chopin by Eugene Delacroix. The Gallery Collection/Corbis 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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