The night Pogorelich paralysed Carnegie Hallmain
From Zsolt Bognar:
The fabled performance has finally surfaced: collectors in the 1990s used to beg, borrow, or steal this video of Pogorelich playing Balakirev in Carnegie Hall in 1992, where he created a legendary furore. My teacher Sergei Babayan was present, and said the whole performance felt like a gigantic limitless crescendo. Those present reported feeling pressed into their seats. I heard this performance in 2000 and it inspired me to learn and perform the piece across Europe; however, the difficulties are hazardous to the health and so I quickly retired it.