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Feb 7, 2012

Blechacz and his vision of Debussy Szymanowski (podcast)

Płytomania of Polish Radio 2 which reviewed Rafał Blechacz's new album "Debussy Szymanowski" on Feb. 5 @15:00, is now available via podcast.
You can hear critics' views and the entire interview with Blechacz.

Hear the program from Polish Radio 2 website.



(Excerpt from critics' views)
Blechacz’s album was approved by our reviewers very favorably. Both the repertoire and the performance gained recognition by Kacper Miklaszewski and Andrzej Sulek.

“I acclaim enthusiastically the overall program on the CD,” Kacper Miklaszewski said.
“Blechacz broke the stereotype of treating him as Chopinist and in a very beautiful way, by entering into an area of repertoire little performed. He joined the elite group of pianists who want to put a lot of efforts into the works, who themselves will not tempted. The selection of works by Szymanowski and Debussy is brilliant - they come from the same years, yet are different greatly in style and degree of ‘modernity’. Paradoxically, the more avant-garde Debussy seems to be older.”

 “For me the album is dazzling,” - agreed Andrzej Sulek.
 “I was waiting for the next album by Rafał Blechacz with concern. It seemed to me that the interval to its successive appearance on the market is too long. I was afraid that it's going to be late, not very expressive, but it is worth waiting for. This recording is valuable, very thoughtful and ‘launched’ in the market in the year of Debussy. So listeners who pick up the French music therefore will also get rarely performed Szymanowski. The excellent combination”.

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