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Feb 14, 2011

Listeners' voices of Blechacz's playing Chopin Concerto with chamber arrangement, Feb.13

Very good performance tonight by Rafał of piano Concerto No. 1 in chamber version. The quartet was doing everything to accompany Rafał and did it quite successfully. The audience of Rackham Auditorium was very generous in their applause and right after Rafał finished playing the last note the standing ovation erupted!  He played for the encore Chopin’s Nocturne, op. posthumous.

***From UMS Lobby website****

"...And Rafal Blechacz is taking a liking to Ann Arbor: he no longer rushed the way he did on Friday. Once again, his technical mastery aside, he played lovingly, melodiously, and naturally, that is, without the mannerisms popular today. He is a wonder! And one looks forward to hearing him again and again." 

"What a wonderful performance of the Chopin piano concerto. it’s not often to have the opportunity to hear it with piano and strings. there are some recordings with that arrangement but very few. i loved it. magnificent job! and the nocturne encore was just beautiful".

"Spectacular concert. Bring all of them back next year!"

"What a great concert! I was blown away by the Chopin concerto and loved hearing the Schoenberg as well–what a beautiful program. Mr. Blechacz played Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in c-sharp minor as an encore."


Two more recitals in US

Feb. 18 @Folly Theater, Kansas city
Feb. 20 @Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Only 20 seats remaining for Edmonton Chopin concert on Feb. 22.

Salle Pleyel, Paris, March 17th, available seat type/number is limited. Hurry up!
(Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 with Orchestre de Paris, directed by Paavo Järvi)

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