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Duke Arts Presents

Rafal Blechacz

Friday, March 5, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

In 2005 the “superlative” Blechacz (BBC Music) ran the table at the Chopin International Piano Competition, a triumph that earned the Polish prodigy comparisons to the great players of the modern age.  “Graceful, thoughtful, and poetic” (New York Times), he shares an almost intuitive connection with that other Polish phenomenon, Chopin, who turns 200 March 1st.


“Blechacz is a superlative pianist but an even finer musician. […]  Everything [he] does seems natural and organic, and his ability to phrase Chopin’s long lines with an inner sense of time and space is a constant joy.”
BBC Music Magazine


Bach: Partita in B-flat Major, No. 1
Mozart: Sonata in B-flat Major, KV. 570
Debussy: Pour le piano
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Chopin: Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61