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|@Ann Arbor, Feb.2011|
Click to read Paris' review
A French writer and music lover has posted several photos of Rafał Blechacz taken at the back stage of the recital at Salle Pleyel, Paris, on June 7.
See the photos on De la note à la plume.
Carmen Desor, the author of the blog, says;
The first time I listened to a record by Rafał, I said to myself :
"This is it !", this is the way I think Chopin played the music.
(A deep appreciation to Carmen Desor.)
←This is from Ann Arbor, US.
(Quote from a review about the Salle Pleyel recital, titled "Piano vivant", written by Gérard Mannoni.)
…not a pianist of force. He is an artist of intuition and sensitivity…. His technique is obviously sumptuous… it is more oriented towards the investigation of colors, towards fluidity, towards the subtlety of textural changes than towards the fireworks favored by the current superstars of the keyboard…..
.....Music comes first. As for Blechacz, this was sensed as he played the second piece on the program, l’Isle joyeuse of Debussy. Abundance of coloristic moiré, cheerful sparkling; Blechacz gives all his values to the sublime piano script. We admire the presentation so intelligent and sensitive with the keyboard.
…with the Sonata in C minor op. 8 of Szymanowski,… The talent of Blechacz allowed him to precisely find out what can render the better justice to this inspired and sophisticated music, thanks especially to his miraculous touch, always soft and simmering.
KC Metropolis, Kansas City's online Journal of Performing Arts on August 17, picked Rafał Blechacz's recital in the city on Feb. 18 in its Editor's Choice.
"25-year-old pianist Rafał Blechacz offered an airy, nuanced rendition of Mozart’s Variations in C Major, K. 264 in his appearance in the Friends of Chamber Music Master Pianists Series last season. His l’Isle joyeuse was a satisfying stream-of-consciousness take on the Debussy staple, while the International Chopin Competition prize-winner’s Ballades in G Minor and F Major were two of the most stunning Chopin Ballades one could ever hear. (February 2011)"
Read the full review by the same editor (Christopher Levin) of the recital.
titled "Blechacz dazzles with Mozart and Chopin"