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Dec 8, 2012

Blechacz: Persuasive Pianism

Another review of the album "Debussy Szymanowski" from US, written by Anatole Leikin, published San Francisco Classical Voice, titled,

"Blechacz: Persuasive Pianism"

Original review

 ".....Such a dichotomy might be tricky for a performer, though Blechacz handles both styles with confidence, creating gripping accounts, each in its own fashion".

".....Blechacz offers an impeccable rendition of the suite — an improvisatory, unrestrained, and utterly finished flow in the “Prélude,” beautifully voiced chords and gently engaging melodic lines in the “Sarabande,” and clarity, flexibility, and propulsiveness in the “Toccata,” all combined with superb tonal control".

".....For the listener who is not quite familiar with the music (of Szymanowski), Blechacz steps up as a persuasive proponent. He makes the highly virtuosic and polyphonically complex works darkly passionate, brimming with biting harmonies and boiling intensity".

"For this disc, Blechacz has been granted a prestigious ECHO award by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (Solo Piano Recording of the Year, 20th/21st Century): a well-deserved distinction".



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