The Rafał Blechacz corner

I offer nothing official. I’m just a devout fan.

The English Wikipedia has a short but informative article on Blechacz. There are many links in the “references” section to other sites with information, too.

Also – this is very, very important if you didn’t already know – there’s an excellent source named “Preludia” for all things Blechacz, available in both English and Japanese. Preludia is run by Akiko Ichikura and is currently the best source that I’m aware of for all things Blechacz. Visit now, subscribe to the blog, and give thanks to Ms. Ichikura for investing her time in this heartwarming endeavor. Thank you, Akiko!

Incomplete list of unrecorded repertoire

This list tends to exclude recorded repertoire.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  • Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, op. 19
  • Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37
  • Concerto no. 4 in G major, op. 58
  • Sonata no. 7 in D major, op. 10 no. 3
  • Sonata no. 8 in C minor, op. 13
  • Sonata no. 28 in A major, op. 101

Brahms, Johannes

  • Concerto no. 1 in D minor op. 15
  • Intermezzo in A major op. 118 no. 21

Chopin, Fryderyk

  • Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23
  • Ballade no. 2 in F major, op. 38
  • Ballade no. 3 in A flat major, op. 47
  • Mazurkas, op. 41 – no. 1 in E minor; no. 2 in B major; no. 3 in A flat major; no. 4 in C sharp minor
  • Mazurkas, op. 50 – no. 2 in A flat major
  • Mazurkas, op. 56 – no. 1 in B major; no. 2 in C major; no. 3 in C minor
  • Mazurkas, op. 63 – no. 1 in B major; no. 2 in F minor; no. 3 in C sharp minor
  • Nocturne in A flat major, op. 32 no. 2 – Lento
  • Nocturne in C sharp minor, op. posth. – Lento con gran espressione
  • Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, op. 39

Liszt, Franz

  • Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, s. 124 (speculative)
  • Concerto no. 2 in A major, s. 125 (as above, speculative)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  • Concerto no. 23, K. 488 [extant bootleg with hr-Sinfonieorchester]
  • Concerto no. 24, K. 491 [extant bootleg with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra]
  • 9 Variations on “Lison Dormait,” K.264 (315d)
  • Violin Sonata in F major K. 376 [extant bootleg with Bomsori Kim @ the Yellow Lounge HK]

Saint-Saens, Camille [Saint-Saëns, Camille]

  • Concerto no. 2 in G minor, op. 22 [extant bootleg with the Concertgebouw]

Schumann, Robert

  • Concerto in A minor, op. 54
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1 thought on “The Rafał Blechacz corner

  1. Sarah

    Thank you for the informative post about Rafal Blechacz He’s also my favorite pianist, head over heals for him as well 🙂 I read whatever I can lay my hands on related to the great artist. His interpretations especially those of Chopin marvels me like no other.
    I am an admin to the Rafal Blechacz appreciation society page on FB. You are welcome to join and share your thoughts and posts about the legendary pianist:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7867031337/?fref=nf

    I found Rafal Blechacz playing Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2 in g minor Op.22 on YT, if you would like to add it to the list recorded from a concert in Amsterdam in 2009.

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