On Sun, 19 Sep 2021 18:54:52 -0700 (PDT), Herman <her...@yahoo.com
>On Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 11:31:01 PM UTC+2, Ricardo Jimenez wrote:
>> On Sun, 19 Sep 2021 13:17:09 -0700 (PDT), Herman <her...@yahoo.com
>> >I just listened to some of Rafal Blechacz performing Schumann (G minor sonata) and Chopin (Mazurkas op 24). Stunningly beautiful.
>> The complete collection of Blechacz playlist on Spotify doesn't have
>> the 3 Op 24 Mazurkas but does have the Schumann.
>The Mazurkas are on youtube, part of a live recital in La Fenice, Italt, just like the Schumann sonata.
I've started listening to the "Complete Collection" playlist on
Spotify and WOW! can he make Bach dance. I've also read his bio on
Wikipedia. An iinteresting guy. He is 36 and has a PHD in
"On October 21, 2005, he became the sole recipient of all five first
prizes at the 15th International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in
Warsaw, taking First Prize and the polonaise, mazurka, sonata, and
concerto prizes. No other pianist has achieved this feat. One of
the judges, Piotr Paleczny, said that Blechacz "so outclassed the
remaining finalists that no second prize could actually be
awarded." Another judge, John O'Conor, called Blechacz "one of the
greatest artists I have had a chance to hear in my entire life".
Blechacz was the first Pole to win the prize (given every five years)
since 1975, when Krystian Zimerman won."
He also performs frequently in the US. Has anybody heard him live?