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Oct 14, 2011

His playing immerses us in this "sweet abyss"

From Point; Polish-German Portal as of October 7.

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Rafał Blechacz gives concerts in Germany

Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz will play three concerts in Germany. The program includes works by Mozart, Szymanowski, Debussy and Chopin. The last concert will be held on October 17 in Kammermusiksaal Philharmonie, Berlin.

The wide recognition in Germany was brought by Blachacz’s album "Frédéric Chopin The Piano Concertos", recorded with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam conducted by Jerzy Semkow. Released two years ago by the label "Deutsche Grammophon", the album has received excellent reviews.

 “The technical mastery, subtle distribution of tempo and poetic sensibility make listening to the recording a real treat”, Corina Kolbe from the weekly "Die Zeit" praised the album. Elisabeth Richter in a column for "NDR Kultur" recognized Blechacz’s album as worthy opening of the Chopin Year. “Blechacz’s playing has something subtle, brittle. At the same time there is an unusual elegance, lightness and effortless virtuosity.

Thanks to this album Blechacz received the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2010". In jury's justification of the prize one can read: "Blechach's playing, very well supported by the conductor Jerzy Semkow, entails impeccable technique and youthful vigor. A creative strength of this young interpreter is even more moving. His miraculously balanced rubato, that encompasses melodic phrases with a subtle charm, immerses us in this - to quote Heine - 'sweet abyss' that makes Chopin's art so undeniably beautiful".

October 8, Munich
October 14, Dortmund
October 17, Berlin
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2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Glad to hear that Blechacz is coming to Heidelberg where is not far from my place. Will be definitely there!

    Unfortunately haven't found any presse review of Blechacz's concert in Munich. You see, there're many concerts there at the moment and the critics can not be every where. In Berlin the chance is slim as well. Hopely find one in Dortmund.

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  2. Great to know that Heidelberg is close to your place. Take this opportunity!

    I saw the mobile version of Süddeutsche Zeitung had a post of his recital in Munich, titled "Wonderfully clear, the pianist RB shows his class (am I correct?) but I cannot log in.

    http://szmobil.sueddeutsche.de/show.php?section=Feuilleton&etag=1318197600

    He has received beautiful reviews in Dortmund every year. Hopefully I'd like to see it again.

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