In Japan, Universal Music Japan has officially announced Blechacz new CD
"rafał blechacz sonatas-Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven"
will be released on Sept. 3, 2008.
Haydn Sonata No.52 E flat major
Mozart Sonata No. 9 D major k.311
Beethoven Sonata No.2 A major op2-2
(CD：UCCG-1425, 2,500 yen. Deutsche Grammophon, to be released on Sept.3)
Recommendation included in the announcement reads;
"Rafał Blechacz 2nd recording from Deutsche Grammophon!
The sonatas of three great Viennese Classical composers, the best of breed classical music.
Actually, it requires the highest level of style and discipline to play such classicals.
But this is the area that Blechacz can demonstrate his outstanding sense of stylization and balance.
'Unpretentious but exceptionally outstanding pianist.'
His quiet and restrained yet exquisitely polished performance will prove to be truly worthy".
The CD will be available at Sites of Tower Records Japan here,
and HMV Japan. here
Amazon Japan is here.
Meanwhile, as of July 22,
Rafał Blechacz Official Web Site announced the release of the new CD would be on Oct. 1, 2008.
A Polish Rafał fan notified me of the release information. I would like to appreciate her for the news.
I am wondering if the new CD will be released in a staggered manner depending on markets.
I expect Universal and/or Deutsche Grammophon to issue the release schedule soon.
Personally, it does not matter for me if it is released in Sept. or Oct.,
because I love the current CD "Preludia" so deeply that I will remain quite happy with that,
although I know that Blechacz's Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are super-excellent!