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May 12, 2008

Blechacz Concerts in Europe (2008)

Rafał Blechacz started 2008 concert at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris on Jan. 27.

Mozart Piano Sonata K311
Chopin Preludes op 28

This is the link to the review (French)

If you get the text distorted, please try this site.

A rough English translation is here.

After having another recital in France, Blechacz moved on to a tour in Italy.

Jan. 31st, Feb. 1st & 3rd, at Milano, Auditorium
Blechacz played Chopin piano concerto No.1 with Orchestra di Milano conducted by Oleg Gaetano.

Before that, he received interview by Italian media. here(Italian).
The title is "I respect Italian music and Scarlatti's sonatas."

The concertos were followed by solo piano recitals.

Feb. 4th, 2008 at 21.00, Bologna, Teatro Manzoni
Feb. 6th, 2008 at 20.45, Monfalcone, Teatro Comunale
Feb. 8th, 2008 at 21.00, Perugia, Amici della Musica
Feb. 9th, 2008 at 16.00, Firenze, Teatro della Pergola
Feb. 10th & 11th, 2008 at 18.00 & 20.30, Napoli, Teatro di San Carlo
Feb. 12th, 2008 at 20.30, Roma, Aula Magna of the Rome University

Mozart piano sonata k311
Debussy Estampes
Szymanowski Vriations op3
Chopin Preludes op28

It is site of Polish radio about Rome concert.(English)

Another site of Polish radio about Rome.(English)

The Polish newspaper also reported the big feat.(Polish)
Another report by Polish media.(Polish)

This is the English version of a review on his recital in Monfalcone, Italy.
The original Italian review has already gone from the web.

After his tour in Italy, Blechacz followed through with tour in Switzerland.
The program was the same as Italy.

Feb. 27 Chopin Concerto with Berner Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko at Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Feb.28, 29 Same program at Kultur-Casino Bern

March 3 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

March 4 at Aula Magna de l'Université de Fribourg

March 7 at Tonhalle, Zürich

March 8 at Winterthur, Musikkollegium, Winterthur

This is CD review by Swiss media.(French)

The same media shows its expectation of Geneva recital.(French)

On March 31, Blechacz played in Heidelberg festival with the same program.

On April 11, Blechacz played Chopin concerto with Gran Canaria Orchestra conducted by Jean-Jacques Kantorow at Auditorio Alfredo Krausin, Canarian Islands, Spain. here

Autographic session at Zurich

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