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Jul 24, 2012

Nice weather but a hurricane-like applause - Rafał Blechacz in La Roque d’Anthéron

On July 23, Rafał Belchacz gave a recital for La Roque d’Anthéron Festival @Parc du Château de Florans.  It was the third concert he performed for the Festival.  His previous appearance was in August, 2008.

Blechacz in La Roque d'Antheron, July 23, 2012
from Festival website

"Rafał's recital tonight was excellent. From the first moments he made a very good rapport with the audience who was immersed in and mesmerized by his music. The cicadas were no disturbance at all because they almost stopped entirely in the evening. Also Rafał seemed to enjoy this rapport, the weather helped because it cooled off for the evening. Before the intermission it was already a hurricane of applause and enthusiastic shoutings "Bravo! Bravo!" After he finished it was a huge applause again, shouting and tramping on the wooden floor. And even some people stood up which is not common in France. He played two encores: Chopin's waltz a-moll and mazurka No. 2 op. 17".

(Note)The audience member observed cicadas doing their concert around the stage in the daytime.

From a preview of the recital
Crowned with the First Prize at the Chopin Competition in 2005, Rafał Blechacz continues to impress with his maturity, his depth, his ample interpretation, to the accuracy of tone, sonorous beauty and clarity of those who are called “master”.

No bluff in the interpretations of the young Polish pianist, but the rigor that is married with the virtuosity never ostentatious. This height of view, where nothing is left at random, every note and every accent seeming to have been maturely reflected, and this sophistication allied to a lot of life, is a matter for the tour de force.

Blechacz in concert, which is certainly a brilliant demonstration, so much instrumental as musical. Of the great art, in short.

Another preview
Wonderful because it includes his interview.
English will come out soon.

From the Festival's website



  1. AnonymousJuly 25, 2012

    Beautiful recital, niece picture! Thanks.

  2. The latest picture of Blechacz(*^-^)

  3. We all wish a nice holiday to Rafał who's been playing so beautifully throughout the whole season.
    And to you, Akiko, for joining all the latest news with us :)

    We are all waiting fot the next season and some of us are already planning to attend concerts. As for me, I am thinking about Rome in May :)
    Take care,

    1. I'm now on my way home from business trip. How fortunate I am to read your nice message and listen to good music including Rafal's after the tiring assignment.
      With appreciation to you all and to our Pianist ♡


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