A review written by Eva-Maria Reuther on the concert of Rafał Blechacz and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, at Philharmonie Luxembour, on March 12, posted on volksfreund.de.
(Part of the last paragraph in relation to Blechacz)
With Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, insight and feelings were converted in sound. As a soloist, gifted Rafał Blechacz sat at the piano. The young Pole played analytically and with really touching sense of beauty and sense of sound. To the respiring symphonic introduction by orchestra, he replied smartly with sparkling runs and trills. Thoughtfully and full of introspection he produced the sound of Adagio, showing the music far out towards later works. At the end: a mischievous Rondo. There it was again, that heaven-stormy Beethoven with his contagious joy.
A good interpreter must convey historical music so that its spirit is experienced by the contemporary audience, says the music writer (Musikschriftsteller) Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The musicians of Zurich did it successfully without doubt(…)
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