Article from Poznan naszmiasto about Rafał Blechacz’s playing Chopin concerto nr.2 in F minor on May 22, written by Andrzej Chylewski.
On that occasion, Blechacz received the double platinum disc for his recording of Chopin’s two concertos.
Original article of Poznan (Polish)
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Blechacz found his own idea for mazurkas
Fortunately, from time to time we get exceptional people among us, few people, who have a specific idea and able to achieve it with a degree of genius. The ascertainment fits perfectly with what was presented by 25-year-old pianist Rafał Blechacz at the symphony concert on Saturday at the Auditorium of Adam Mickiewicz University.
The respectable contest judges have long expressed about his talent, including most of the world renowned music critics and music lovers love the filigree pianist, seeing in him next incarnation of the great Frycek.
Leaving aside these sympathies, I must stress that Blechacz’s approach to the interpretation of mazurkas (including three for encores he played after the concerto: A minor, op. 17 No 4, A flat major, op. 50 No 2, C sharp minor, op. 50 No. 3, and a piece popular recently in Poznan, counted as one of the Nocturnes, in C sharp minor Lento con gran espressione), due to his deep musicality, sensitivity, naturalness, and yet philosophical look, was a performance creating a proper climate and fascinating differentiation of the extreme and central parts.
Presented in the evening program, Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 21 by Frederic Chopin also impressed with naturalness unique to Rafał Blechacz, simplicity of interpretation even in the best sense of the word. Without apparent busy "inspiration", without weirdness, without so fashionable, "assault" but with a very good accompaniment by Poznan Philharmonic, led by very careful Wojciech Rodek. The concert sounded cheerful, sunny, youthful.
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