Rachmaninov

Études-tableaux Op. 39, Moments Musicaux

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Instrumental Choice - BBC Music Magazine, August 2016

Gramophone - Recording of the month, June 2016

NPR - Top 100 songs of 2016 (#20)

[Boris Giltburg's] originality stems from a convergence of heart and mind, served by immaculate technique and motivated by a deep and abiding love for one of the 20th century's greatest composer-pianists

Gramophone, June 2016

Each of the nine jewel-like miniatures in the cycle—mostly under five minutes in length—possesses a beguiling ambiguity, from brooding to pitch black, interrupted by flashes of light. Giltburg, a natural Rachmaninov interpreter, plays with technical fluidity and honed musicality

The Guardian, June 2016

A piano may be just a box of hammers and wires, but when Boris Giltburg pulls up a stool to play Rachmaninoff, an orchestra's worth of sound emerges. The music smolders low in the bass one moment, then bursts into flame as it runs up the keyboard. Giltburg's artful control of rhythm and dynamics in this punishingly tricky piece brings out convulsive passions, moments of repose and howling winds.

NPR, Top 100 songs of 2016 (#20)