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Boris Giltburg: In Recital
Boris Giltburg In Recital
Actor: Boris Giltburg
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     1hr 21min

VAI 4393 Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Scraibin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, Color, Stereo, 81 min., All regions.


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Actor: Boris Giltburg
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Classical
Studio: Video Artists Int'l
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Boris Giltburg Piano Recital
John F. Binder | Skokie, Illinois | 07/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are fine young pianists performing and recording today, some of whom have become household names, such as Lang Lang. But there are also some other pianists of extraordinary talent who are not well known but who should be because they need to be heard. Boris Giltburg, a Russian-born Israeli pianist in his early twenties, is such an artist.

This recent DVD by pianist Giltburg is utterly compelling. He is a talent of the first order with technique for anything that comes his way coupled with a mature and powerful musical insight. This performance filmed at the Miami International Piano Festival in May 2006 is truly stunning. In the Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue he lays out the counterpoint with great clarity as well as letting the harmonies sound beautifully with deft pedaling. The demanding Schubert Wanderer Fantasia is exciting and moving, and the Scriabin Sonata Number 2 reminds us that this music really should be heard more often. Giltburg caps off the recital program with Liszt's B minor Sonata--only a young pianist would brave all these works in one recital!--with a powerful and lyrical reading. The lovely Rachmaninoff-Kreisler Liebeslied and Gershwin's First Piano Prelude serve as encores.

The recital is very nicely photographed, showing the pianist from many angles and with especially good views of his hands at work. Giltburg has performed around much of the world, though little in the United States and not apparently with major orchestras here. His is a talent that we should hear more of. He has one CD available on the EMI label. Don't miss this DVD!

A must-hear pianist!
pianocraze | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a performer who possesses all the attributes of a great pianist! He has not just the technicality, but the sophistication and versatility to be one of the top pianists. Personally, I am not very fond of his Schumann's Wonderer, though. All the rest of the pieces are outstanding."