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Dec 23, 2010

NPR selects Blechacz's Chopin Concertos as one of the top 5 albums of 2010

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NPR, the US public broadcaster, selected Rafał Blechacz's album "Chopin The Piano Concertos" as one one the top 5 albums of Chopin and Schuman of 2010.

Selected by Robin Gehl, Vice-President of Programming at WGUC.

She writes; "Rafał Blechacz, winner of the 2005 International Chopin Competition, performed Chopin's first concerto at the competition, and was the first Pole to win the prize since 1975. Blechacz's third recording, featuring Chopin's Concertos No. 1 and 2, reached double-platinum status in Poland and was awarded a prestigious German Record Critic's Award. Blechacz offers a mature, soulful interpretation of the first concerto that's worthy of all the accolades"

Read the story on NPR site.

(Note: In US, this album was released on Feb. 23, 2010, five months after the release in Europe)

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