Preludia - Unofficial website for Rafal Blechacz


Mar 30, 2010

THE PIANIST in Zurich - Rafał Blechacz played two encores

Rafał Blechacz gave a recital @Zürich Tonhalle, 19:30- March 29.

"Rafał Blechacz completed his short Swiss tour tonight in Zürich's Tonhalle.
There was a standing ovation and enthusiastic acclaim.

He played two encores, the first one, Nocturne cis-moll by Chopin,
Rafał announced to the audience as the one that saved Władysław Szpilman's life during the Nazi occupation of Poland,

(Szpilman was a Polish pianist and composer who was the main character in the Roman Polanski's Palm D'Or (Cannes) winning movie The Pianist)".

@Hamburg, Oct.2009

(News from Roman Frackowski -with appreciation.)

Sound track of "The Pianist"

Władysław Szpilman plays the Nocturne in C sharp minor.
From this site, I was able to listen to other performances by Szpilman, especially of Chopin's.

"...It was quite impressive a story of the pianist who was able to survive thanks greatly to the music...
Szpilman, the protagonist (of The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski), has a firm resolution as a pianist, energetic and really amazing,"
---says Rafał quitely but with enthusiasm.
(Rafał Blechacz,
interview in Japan in July, 2004)

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