by Michele Luongo
Trent - In a room packed with the well- educated audience, once again la Società Filarmonica di Trento presented a concert for piano of the highest quality with Rafał Blechacz (Friday, March 2, 2012).
|Sala della Filarmonica, Trento|
Blechacz immediately begins with greatness with the Partita No. 3, his touch is determined, energetic, pursuing a dialogue of melody, and with exceptional ease he goes from Bach to Beethoven, where he exalts the tempo “Presto” and appears to caress the pains in "Largo e mesto". Long applause marked the first part of the spectacle.
With the Ballade No. 1 and Polonaise op26 no 1 and 2 Rafał has a perfect, masterly execution, notes are voices of emotion, color and energy, telling the existence of (Polish) people.
With Szymanowski's Sonata, the perfection reached water paintings, the delicacy is a breath of poetry that shines. A superb second half. Rafał Blechacz, talks, embraces with technical perfection and extends interminable keyboard, a confirmation of his natural talent.
In 2005, he won the 15th edition of the Warsaw Chopin Competition, winning all the special prizes with no second prize is awarded. One of the judges, Professor Piotr Paleczny said: << Blechacz was so superior as to prevent the award of second prize with the other finalists >>. Since then a continuous trail of success was characterized by the study and refinement of the pianist.
Intense applause has repeatedly invited the pianist on stage and he thanked with a short but great caress of notes.
The unanimous voices: amazing!
Another review of the recital in Trento, written by Antonella Iozzo
English by google translate
titled, Blechacz, the soul of piano.
It's a very beautiful review but it is copyright-protected, so I don't post the English translation here.
But please visit this website. A really good review.