The Derb, in his September Diary, quotes James Huneker's famous remark concerning Chopin's "Winter Wind" Etude, Op. 25 No. 11: "Small-souled men, no matter how agile their fingers, should not attempt it." He follows up, at The Corner, by linking to a perfectly competent performance by some Asian babe.
What he doesn't know is that Sviatoslav Richter owned this piece:
That said, I do like Yeol Eum Son's (i.e., the Asian babe's) moving gesture at the very end of her video (explained by Derbyshire), and her highest rated comment:
"Was Chopin even HUMAN?!"