Boris Giltburg: Music of Rachmaninoff

May 31, 2018, 9:00 am

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Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is a complex, epic narrative that moves from a simple opening melody to the triumphant apotheosis at its conclusion. In the Variations on a Theme of Correlli, Rachmaninoff reworks the original theme using his unique harmonic language until there is no trace left of its Baroque or Renaissance origins. Pianist Boris Giltburg was born in 1984 in Moscow and has lived in Tel Aviv since early childhood. His previous solo Rachmaninoff recording was named Gramophone album of the month in June 2016, and more recently his first concerto album won a Diapason d’or for his account of the Shostakovich concertos.