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Boris Giltburg|Rachmaninoff: 24 Préludes

Rachmaninoff: 24 Préludes

Boris Giltburg

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Although he now lives in Israel and was mostly trained there, pianist Boris Giltburg is a representative of the pure Russian school -- powerful, brilliant, and sweeping. Rachmaninov ought to be his métier, and so it is. For clean passagework at the highest possible skill level, Giltburg is a pianist to turn to now, and where the excitement is built into the piano writing, so to speak, the spirit of Rachmaninov himself will seem to breathe in his playing. Sample the Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7, which begins with almost impossible speed and then adds multiple counterpoints; few pianists can hold the whole structure gently in hand the way Giltburg can. The famous prelude that announced Rachmaninov to the world, the Morceau de Fantaisie in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2, has plenty of monumental power. Where Rachmaninov offers programmatic mystery, or approaches Chopin's rarefied world, Giltburg is merely good, not great. But go see him if he's in your town on tour with these: he's the type of player to bring the crowd to their feet, and this recording is as good a place as any to start with him. Giltburg benefits from fine sound engineering at the entirely acoustically appropriate Wyastone Estate concert hall.
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Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prélude in C-Sharp Minor (Serge Rachmaninoff)

1
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor. Prélude
00:04:15

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

10 Préludes, op. 23 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

2
No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor. Largo
00:03:40

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

3
No. 2 in B-Flat Major. Maestoso
00:03:38

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

4
No. 3 in D Minor. Tempo di minuetto
00:04:19

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

5
No. 4 in D Major. Andante cantabile
00:04:07

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

6
No. 5 in G Minor. Alla marcia
00:03:51

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

7
No. 6 in E-Flat Major. Andante
00:02:54

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

8
No. 7 in C Minor. Allegro
00:02:41

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

9
No. 8 in A-Flat Major. Allegro vivace
00:03:48

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

10
No. 9 in E-Flat Minor. Presto
00:02:14

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

11
No. 10 in G-Flat Major. Largo
00:03:28

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

13 Préludes, op. 32 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

12
No. 1 in C Major. Allegro vivace
00:01:15

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

13
No. 2 in B-Flat Minor. Allegretto
00:02:56

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

14
No. 3 in E Major. Allegro vivace
00:02:46

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

15
No. 4 in E Minor. Allegro con brio
00:05:13

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

16
No. 5 in G Major. Moderato
00:03:14

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

17
No. 6 in F Minor. Allegro appassionato
00:01:42

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

18
No. 7 in F Major. Moderato
00:02:11

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

19
No. 8 in A Minor. Vivo
00:02:00

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

20
No. 9 in A Major. Allegro moderato
00:03:08

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

21
No. 10 in B Minor. Lento
00:05:44

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

22
No. 11 in B Major. Allegretto
00:02:54

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

23
No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor. Allegro
00:02:30

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

24
No. 13 in D-Flat Major. Grave
00:05:13

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Boris Giltburg, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Naxos (P) 2019 Naxos

Album Description

Although he now lives in Israel and was mostly trained there, pianist Boris Giltburg is a representative of the pure Russian school -- powerful, brilliant, and sweeping. Rachmaninov ought to be his métier, and so it is. For clean passagework at the highest possible skill level, Giltburg is a pianist to turn to now, and where the excitement is built into the piano writing, so to speak, the spirit of Rachmaninov himself will seem to breathe in his playing. Sample the Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7, which begins with almost impossible speed and then adds multiple counterpoints; few pianists can hold the whole structure gently in hand the way Giltburg can. The famous prelude that announced Rachmaninov to the world, the Morceau de Fantaisie in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2, has plenty of monumental power. Where Rachmaninov offers programmatic mystery, or approaches Chopin's rarefied world, Giltburg is merely good, not great. But go see him if he's in your town on tour with these: he's the type of player to bring the crowd to their feet, and this recording is as good a place as any to start with him. Giltburg benefits from fine sound engineering at the entirely acoustically appropriate Wyastone Estate concert hall.
© TiVo

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