Preludia - Unofficial website for Rafal Blechacz






(Fred Child:フレッド・チャイルド、パフォーマンス・トゥデイのホスト。




I listened to Rafał Blechacz's playing Pour le Piano by Debussy via Performance Today on May 10. I was so impressed that I e-mailed PT to thank Fred Child, the host of the program, for such a good selection. I also wrote that I enjoyed hearing Blechacz's interview in Washington DC with Fred Child for PT and made a request to air Blechacz's Bach 'cause it's really fabulous.

Unexpectedly, Fred Child gave me a reply mail very quickly.
Let me quote his mail.

Dear Akiko,
Thanks for your note, so glad you enjoyed hearing Rafal Blechacz on Performance Today.
He's a remarkable young man -- a real artist and poet at the piano, and quite thoughtful and articulate about his work, as well.
I look forward to hearing his playing for many years to come.
I haven't heard his Bach yet, but...can't wait to hear it!
All the best,
Fred Child
Host of Performance Today


After getting his e-mail, I asked Fred Child for allowing me to post the e-mail on this blog.
He returned amazingly quickly.

Yes, you are welcome to quote my email on your blog.
Thank you for maintaining a website devoted to such a special pianist!
Fred Child


Impressively, the way Fred Child deals with a small listener like me is caring and respectful, in the same manner when he talks with a distinguished, celebrated artist during his program.
Thank you very much, Fred Child.