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Oct 7, 2012

Interview for NY based journal

NY based The Daily Gazette introduces Rafał Blechacz, interweaving his phone interview.

Original article by The Daily Gazette

(Excerpt)

.....Still, there are many pianists out there who play Chopin. What makes his interpretation so much different or better? PLAYS HIS OWN STYLE

“I have listened to other recordings of pianists playing Chopin. But for me it is important to be natural, to hear my intuition and my heart,” Blechacz said. “I want to go deeply into the music’s logic, to have my own style. This is not an interpretation of an interpretation.” Journalists have asked him about Chopin’s specific use of rubato, which is a kind of pushing and pulling at phrases.

“I tell them sometimes I play a phrase this way and another one that way. It depends on the instrument, the acoustic of the hall, the intonation of the piano, my feelings,” he said. “One needs to have a plan, but it must be natural.”
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