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Apr 30, 2009

Review on Blechacz's recital in Barcelona (Spain)

AVUI, newspaper in Catalonia, Spain posted a review on Blechacz's recital
on April 28 at Palau de la Música, Barcelona.


Original review (Catalan)

Time to time
Xavier Danés Casanoves


Rafał Blechacz (piano)
Ibercàmera.
Palau de la Música, April 28.

Ibercamera has presented a recital pianist Rafał Blechacz in a debut recital;
hopefully this will begin a series of visits and let us capture his evolution,
creating the mutual bond of affection that could make a major cycle.

The program book did not mention that the wonderful Polish pianist impressed the audience
by performing Concerto with Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)
conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez in November last year.

The gold medal of the 2005 Chopin Competition propelled him to the pinnacle of fame,
and his presence compensates the scene of the arbitrariness of some media releases.
Blechacz is as dazzling as Lang Lang, but infinitely more substantial.

The recital illustrates his roots of piano music in Bach.
Mozart, Chopin and Szymanowski are emanating from his innovative ways of saying and constructing.
And Blechacz is precisely an innate constructor.
The recital certified the quality even when at the last of the Variations op. 3, Szymanowski,
the scaffold is shaken imperceptibly in Schumannian notes.

Blechacz plays with a strength, energy, clarity, concentration and absolute sensitivity
and released constantly ultrasofisticated sonorities,
but fell into the trap of personal delight in rapid movements of the Italian Concerto, Bach and the Sonata No.. 17, Mozart.

Four mazurkas, two nocturnes, the third Ballade and Heroic Polonaise of Chopin proclaimed his enormous potential.
Twenty-four years and has, therefore, all the time in the world to internalize the discourse.
Now is still a little demonstrative; an unusual artist, touching rather than seducing.



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