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Dec 10, 2008

Awards to Blechacz's Preludes (France, Germany)

Rafał Blechacz's first CD from DG "Chopin Preludes" is one of the winners of
Diapason D'Or l'Année 2008 (Best of the Year)
here
And here.


 The double CD set "Best of Klassik 2008" is issued
which includes music by awardees of the German Echo Klassik Prize of this year.
Blechacz's Prélude in C sharp minor is part of it.
Blechacz was awarded with "Instrumentalist of the year (piano)" for his "Preludes".
News of Blechacz awarded (June, 2008)
ECHO Klassik 2008 web site.

On line purchase of "Best Of Klassik 2008" is here.

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Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, the teacher of Blechacz at music academy in Bydgoszcz became one of the awardees
who are recognized as important contributors to Bydgoszcz and whose autographs are shown on Długa Street.
The award ceremony was held last Saturday Dec.6, St. Nicolas Day.
Exactly a year ago, the first group of people were honored in the same manner including Blechacz.

The press release in English
There are many articles about this news but this is the only one I found written in English.

Related story about Bydgoszcz sign (Oct. 2008)


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 BBC iPlayer has made available Chopin piano sonata No.3
played by Blechacz at his Salzburg recital in Aug. this year. (audio)
Blechacz's performance starts at 26':10"

(I will maintain this audio link for the next 7 days; until Dec. 17.)
(The link was deleted on Dec. 17.)

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