Below you can find various articles about music and listening guides that I’ve written over the years. Classical music is my life’s passion and I would like to give people who are not so well acquainted with it the opportunity to listen with a classical musician’s ears. My hope is that understanding the inner workings of a piece makes it less daunting and complex and thus, more accessible. And the bigger hope, of course, is to share this extraordinary world of classical music, of which I’m a totally hardcore fan, with as many other people as possible.
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- Bach for starters — “Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot” from Cantata No. 39
- Quick fun — Mozart’s Sonata K280, 3rd movement
- When the world comes crashing down — a personal interpretation of Ravel’s La Valse
- The last opera of Shostakovich
- The music of war — a listening guide to Prokofiev’s 6th Sonata, 1st movement, part 1 of 2
- The music of war — a listening guide to Prokofiev’s 6th Sonata, 1st movement, part 2 of 2
- A Frenchman in New York — a listening guide to Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, part 1 of 3
- A Frenchman in New York — a listening guide to Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, part 2 of 3
- A Frenchman in New York — a listening guide to Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, part 3 of 3
- Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto
Articles on other websites
CD sleeve notes
- Liszt — 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, La Leggierezza, Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert
- Rachmaninov — Piano Concerto No. 3 & Variations on a Theme of Corelli
- Rachmaninov — Piano Concerto No. 2, Études-tableaux, Op 33.
- Shostakovich — Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, String Quartet No. 8 (arr. Giltburg)
- Rachmaninov — Études-tableaux Op. 39, Moments musicaux
- Beethoven — Piano Sonatas No. 8 “Pathétique”, No. 21 “Waldstein” & No. 32
- Schumann — Carnaval, Davidsbündlertänze & Papillons
- Romantic Sonatas — Rachmaninov, Grieg, Liszt
- Prokofiev — War sonatas
Articles in Hebrew