The Chicago-Tribune is running a 3 part series called the "The life and rebirth of a musical mastermind"I don't know about the "musical mastermind" bit, but Alexei Sultanov was one of the most fiery and gifted of pianists. The article covers his development as a pianist and the cruel tragedy of his stroke. It's a great read. You find it here. There's also another hero to marvel at in this story and it's wife Dace.
Read it here.