Something a little different today, courtesy of Israeli concert pianist Boris Giltburg. Boris won the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels in 2013, and is now busy forging a very successful career (read his blog here). This short film entitled Rachmaninov in an Ice Age, was shot in Denmark and is designed to generate greater interest in Classical music, by creating or suggesting a different perspective. Irrespective of whether it achieves its objective or not, you can enjoy Boris Giltburg’s account of Rachmaninov’s Prelude Op. 23 No. 7 in C minor by clicking on the link below:
I interviewed Boris last year and you can watch here:
This interview is one of a whole series where I chat to established concert pianists; it’s called the Classical Conversations Series.
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.
You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.