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#2067111 - 04/19/13 11:55 AM Interview with Rafał Blechacz  
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Hi Everyone,

Here is our latest interview with the winner of the 2005 International Chopin Competition, Rafał Blechacz. The 27 year-old pianist talks about his early inclinations, a fascination with Szymanowski, and of course, Fryderyk Chopin.

Have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thank you for reading smile

http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-with-pianist-rafa-blechacz

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#2067117 - 04/19/13 11:59 AM Re: Interview with Rafał Blechacz [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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Thanks.

#2067160 - 04/19/13 01:38 PM Re: Interview with Rafał Blechacz [Re: vlhorowitz]  
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Another really great interview. I was interested that Blechacz several times said that many pianists have made great Mazurka recordings. OTOH there are a fairly large number of PW posters who always seem to say how few people play them well(I agree with Blechacz).

I was also interested to see on your link to all the interviews that you have interviewed non pianists.

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#2067634 - 04/20/13 01:29 PM Re: Interview with Rafał Blechacz [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Many thanks for the kind remarks, pianoloverus smile

I agree with Blechacz on that one: Horowitz, Kapell, Friedman, Rachmaninoff, Fou Ts'ong, Michelangeli...are just a few that immediately come to mind.

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