|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.
Wonderful because it includes his interview.
English will come out soon.
|From the Festival's website|