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Feb 27, 2010

Zimerman opening Chopin Year in London

On Feb.22, Krystian Zimerman gave a recital at Royal Festival Hall in London, opening the Chopin Year 2010 in UK. The all Chopin program included two of Chopin's sonatas and quite unusually he gave an encore. Earl of Kent and his family were among the audience.

Zimerman was pleased by the enthusiastic response from the audience of the full house and he said that he had a conversation with Rafał Blechacz on the phone and knew that Blechacz was similarly responded by his audience in Warsaw on Feb.22, according to Rp.pl.

Rp.pl article (Polish)
English of the article, machine-translated

This article also reports that someone in the audience was unlawfully recording Zimerman's performance during the recital and Zimerman noticed it. This person was then taken by the Police.
This incident was reported by Jacek Hawryluk via Polish Radio news, too.


Related story by Wiborcza.pl as of Feb.23.(Polish)


Read related story by Times of London, as of Feb.19.


Articles and Info were provided by Dana and Roman Frackowski.
Special thanks to them. Arigatou!


ツィメルマンは演奏の途中で聴衆のひとりがこっそり録音しているのに気付き(どうやって?)集中力を失い、ホールの責任者に依頼して警察が入ったとのことです。(ポーランドラジオより。)
この人は東洋風の容貌だったそうです。聴衆のこのような態度は容認できないところでしょうが、もしかすると、本当にKZの音楽が好きで何度も聴きたくて、つい録音してしまったのだとしたら、その好きなアーチストに逮捕されてしまったのは、心が痛みます。演奏会自体は聴衆の反応も素晴らしく、KZはとても喜んでいた、ラファウ・ブレハッチに電話したところ、ブレハッチも同様にワルシャワで大成功だったと知り、さらに喜んだ、とのことです。

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