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  • Rafal Blechacz, Piano

    Series Name:

    Recital Series

    Sponsors:

    Duke Performances and Music

    Location:

    Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater - Map

    Cost:

    $30 | $10 Duke students | General Admission Seating

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Rumble, Ken

    Email:

    ken.rumble@duke.edu

    Phone:

    660-3348

    At age 26, Poland's Rafal Blechacz already offers "deep, contemplative interpretations with underlying solid technique that no other young musician can emulate" (NY Times). After unprecedentedly sweeping every First Prize at the 2005 Chopin International Piano Competition - the first Polish pianist to win in 30 years - he brings his preternatural talent to Reynolds Theater, capping an evening of Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin with Polish master Szymanowski's Piano Sonata No. 1. Blechacz's recording of this colossal sonata cemented his emergence as "one of the pianistic giants of our time" (The Times [UK]). *** PROGRAM: BACH: Partita in A Minor, BWV 827; BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3; CHOPIN: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23; CHOPIN: Polonaise in C-sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1; CHOPIN: Polonaise in E-flat Minor, Op. 26, No. 2; SZYMANOWSKI: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8

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