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Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 and String Quartet No. 8

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Experience the Russian pianist’s virtuosic, revolutionary interpretations of Shostakovich’s piano concertos with this entrancing collection. Giltburg navigates the composer’s labyrinthine melodies and aggressive rhythms with shocking facility, especially the heroic gestures of the Second. The pianist’s arrangement of the Eighth Quartet is as haltingly beautiful as the fateful original.


Genre: Classical

The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg has combined training in the core Russian and Western repertory with fresh efforts to expose this repertory to audiences outside the usual classical spheres. Giltburg was born in Moscow in 1984, and his family joined the exodus of Russian Jews to Israel soon after. His first piano teacher, beginning at age five, was his mother. In Israel he studied with the veteran Tel Aviv pianist and teacher Arie Vardi. That pedagogue was a fixture of international prize juries,...
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