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Feb 20, 2015

Blechacz at Konzerthaus, Vienna

Wiener Konzerthaus (Main Hall) on Monday, Feb.16, 2015, Program of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
Encores: Brahms Intermezzo A-Dur op. 118/2,  Chopin Prélude A-Dur op. 28/7


photo credit: Klassikblog.com
Review by Katharina Wappel on Wiener Zeitung
"Pathetique, soulful beauty"


I saw tweets by audience members written in English, Spanish, German and Japanese.


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In May last year, Blechacz performed at Wiener Musikverein Beethoven's concerto No.3 with Wiener Symphoniker for three days in a row.  He reportedly said that it was really great pleasure to play with the Wienersymphoniker under Altinoglu in the famous concert hall and the reaction of the audience was very awarding for him.

As for Konzerthaus (Großer Saal), it was for the first time since Dec. 2010 that he performed there.
My husband, his friend in Vienna (a singer at Wiener Staatsoper), his wife and I were at RB's previous appearance.  He played Chopin's E-minor concerto and looked inspired.   I liked his enthralling interpretation.  There was something special in the atmosphere of the house-probably coming from the history of great performances by many great musicians.  His debut at Konzerthaus was in autumn 2007.

Konzerthaus, Dec. 2010
It was not his recital :D







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