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Oct 14, 2008

Blechacz NY Phil debut-- an American viewpoint

Artsjournal.com posts an article about recent concerts/events in NY, written by Harvey Sachs
including his impression of Blechacz's Chopin concerto NO.2 on Oct.7 with NY Phil.

The article is here.

His comment of Blechacz comes at last part.
I will copy the fragment.

"The central delight of the evening, however, was 23-year-old Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz's Philharmonic debut in Chopin's F minor (Second) Piano Concerto.
One could quibble that the finale lacked the sense of playfulness that some pianists brought or bring to it (I'm thinking of.recordings by Rubinstein and Ashkenazy),
but Blechacz's playing was sensitive, intense, and technically impeccable throughout
-- and with none of the extra-musical, look-ma-seventeen-hands shenanigans of some of today's other young keyboard heroes.
This is a very promising talent."

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