BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Rondo WoO6 –
Boris Giltburg, Piano Royal Liverpool Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko NAXOS 8.574151 Recorded in Germany, 2019
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Beethoven’s first two piano concertos are both given blazing performances by Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg, with playing consistently distinguished by clarity, energy and elegance. Also included and ravishingly played by Giltburg and the ensemble is the Rondo, WoO 6, once meant by Beethoven to be the finale of his Concerto No. 2.
The finely tuned Royal Liverpool musicians and their conductor, Vasily Petrenko play like-mindedly and provide superb support to the soloist. The engineering, as is always the case with any and all Naxos releases is a first class.
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Rafael de Acha has enjoyed a distinguished career in the arts as a performer, stage director, producer, and educator. He was born and grew up in Cuba. At the age of 17 he moved to the United States to study Drama at the University of Minnesota, and later Languages at L.A. City College, Music at the Juilliard School of Music, at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, and at the New England Conservatory of Music, from which he received the Master's degree. He has taught courses on the History of Music at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and at Florida International University, and contributed writings and reviews to Seen and Heard International (www.seenandheard-international.com ) and to this blog. He co-founded the award-winning New Theatre in Coral Gables, Florida, where he produced and staged twenty seasons of classical and contemporary theater, including fifty world premieres of plays that went on to have international and national productions on and off Broadway, including Ana in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2002 and Tony Nomination 2003.) In 2006 he was presented with a citation from The Dade County Cultural Affairs Council for “trailblazing contributions to the arts in South Florida.”
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