Sviatoslav Richter; pianist. Super genius. He has amazing memory...in fact, he says it's CUMBERSOME to remember so much - all of it swirling in his head at all times. There are so many little things about piano playing I have picked up from him. For example, even with his amazing memorization, he still looks at the musical score all the time to find things in the melody or the composer's directions that spark new interpretations or thoughts about the music he is playing.