– Franz Liszt: Transcendental Études, S. 139
– Sergej Rachmaninov: 13 Preludes, Op. 32
Boris Giltburg’s recital promises to be a special experience for the audience: the Israeli pianist of Russian origin will present himself to the festival public with a complete performance of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes, which are among the greatest challenges for performers in the worldwide piano literature. Liszt’s monumental work demands not only extraordinary technical skill, but also the ability to convey the convincing expressive structure of the individual etudes, which are more like tone poems than merely virtuosic piano pieces. A similarly challenging task is the cycle of Thirteen Preludes by Serge Rachmaninoff, one of the greatest piano virtuosos in history and a composer who succeeded in his works at giving a uniquely exhaustive demonstration of the beauty of the piano’s sound. For all fans of the art of piano playing, Boris Giltburg’s recital is therefore a must on the schedule of this year’s Dvořák Prague Festival.
Dress code: dark suit
Door closes: 19:55
End of concert: 22:10