Pianist Boris Giltburg

Portland Piano International: Boris Giltburg

Boris Giltburg, whose “pianism is ideally suited to late Beethoven … enormously pleasurable and revelatory” (BBC Music Magazine), opens his PPI recitals with the composer’s lyrically rhapsodic Sonata No. 31 — a work of both serene respite and operatic pathos that, even upon first listen, envelops the soul with its loving embrace. 

From a dark, desolate opening to the heavenly ascension experienced in its final phrase, Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor charts a journey of emotional catharsis filled with plenty of heart-racing moments, while Rachmaninoff’s final preludes showcase the composer’s ability to create grand cinematic scenes using even the most miniature of musical forms. See the concerts at Lincoln Performance Hall, December 3, 2023; 4:00 pm and at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, December 5, 2023; 7:30 pm. Total running time approximately two hours. learn more at portlandpiano.org

PPI presents: Boris Giltburg
Sunday, December 3, 2023; 4:00 PM
Lincoln Performance Hall, PSU
1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Tuesday, December 5, 2023; 7:30 PM
Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
12625 SW Crescent St, Beaverton, OR 97005

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110
LISZT Sonata in B Minor
— Intermission —
RACHMANINOFF Thirteen Preludes, op. 32

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