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Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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November 2, 2005 Rafal Blechacz became the first Pole in 30 years to win the prestigious piano competition.

Studio Sessions

Pianist Rafal Blechacz

March 23, 2010 Hear the young, award-winning Polish pianist play Chopin and Mozart in the NPR studio.

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Interviews & Profiles

Pianist Artur Rubinstein cuts a rug

February 28, 2010 NPR's Tom Huizenga and Guy Raz spin recordings by Polish pianists honoring their countryman.

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Discover Songs

pianist Rafal Blechacz

February 14, 2010 Hear the young Polish pianist play Chopin's Piano Concertos with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

News

Rafał Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. In 2005, he swept the five top prizes at the International Chopin Competition.

January 8, 2014 The award is granted once every four years to a pianist with exceptional qualities.

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November 2, 2005 Rafal Blechacz became the first Pole in 30 years to win the prestigious piano competition.

Reviews

Rafał Blechacz plays Debussy and Szymanowski

September 26, 2012 With a new album, a pianist again fulfills the promise of his Chopin Competition dominance.

Pianist Artur Rubinstein cuts a rug

February 28, 2010 NPR's Tom Huizenga and Guy Raz spin recordings by Polish pianists honoring their countryman.

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Stephen Hough: "Chopin: Late Masterpieces" cover art

December 22, 2010 It was a good year for birthday boys Chopin and Schumann. WGUC picks some great CDs of their music.

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December 22, 2008 WGUC's picks for 2008's best classical recordings are flush with the work of exciting young talents.

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Rafal Blechacz Plays Debussy & Szymanowski

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  • Album: Rafal Blechacz Plays Debussy & Szymanowski
  • Artist: Rafal Blechacz
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2012