In my coutry, music fans are very mucn excited about Rafał Blechacz's concert tour planned in Feb. next year as ticket sales are beginning. I see voices of expectations every day on the web; "Can't wait"; "So excited". "I'll go to both Bach and Szymanowski!" (note: He will give two different programs depending on the venue.) There are some who had to keep making a phone call for nearly four hours on the first day of ticket sales for the recital in Osaka; I even saw a debate developed by two heavy music lovers on how Blechacz is an exceptional talent (pro-Rafał guy was able to convince the other.).
This is a drawing of Rafał made by a popular manga artist=comic artist, one of the enthusiastic fans who lives in Hokkaido and decided to fly to Tokyo and other cities for his recitals.
Drawing of Blechacz-san playing piano
I shared my experience that suddenly tears spilled when hearing his fast runs of Grazioso, Beethoven sonata op 2-2 in recital in 2009, a music lover (pianist and composer who created several CDs) said that one sheds tears at a time when exposed to an experience whose information volume is too huge to be processed logically in the brain.
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