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Sep 24, 2013

Review of the DSO's Berlin concert

Review of the concert by DSO at Berliner Philharmonie on Sept. 22, with a focus on the young maestro, Cornelius Meister.  The last paragraph is about Rafał Blechacz, his interpretation of Schumann's piano concerto.

Original review on Berliner-zeitung

"And finally, the Piano Concerto by Robert Schumann - I seldom heard this piece at the Philharmonic so bright and full of details and at the same time sonorous, as under the hands of Rafał Blechacz,  whose designation as a young pianist, even eight years after winning the Chopin Competition is still fully justified. Blechacz's rubato playing has a breathtaking stunning supremacy for his ability to use tempo and time, his touch strikes infinitely delicate vibrations of emotion, and the relationship between piano and orchestra is filled with constant feedback".

(Translated by Jan Zum Vörde.
Lots of thanks to Jan! (๑•ᴗ•๑) When I get stuck, very often he extends me helping hands, especially when there are very important articles about RB from e.g. Amsterdam, Hamburg, etc..., in a way not giving me any additional burden.)

Blechacz first played with Meister
in 2010, if I remember.

Rafal Blechacz FB (as of Sept. 24) also posted the review.
"A great response from the audience and the press to Rafal's concert with Cornelius Meister and the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin last Sunday! Read below a review from the Berliner Zeitung: "Blechacz's rubato playing and his control of measure and timing are breathtakingly confident and with his touch, he knows how to express the most subtle emotional vibrations."

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