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Boris Giltburg plays Rachmaninoff
Nicholas Collon conductor
Boris Giltburg piano
Copland Appalachian spring (suite)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 4
Dvořák Symphony no. 7
Nicholas Collon goes Stateside. The conductor starts of by tackling Appalachian Spring, Copland’s breakthrough ballet, which tells the story of a young farming couple living simply in backwoods Pennsylvania. From there, he moves to New York, where Rachmaninoff, the last Romantic, fled the Russian Revolution and experienced a musical rebirth in his second homeland. Boris Giltburg, laureate of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition, plays the rarely performed Piano Concerto No. 4, whose style is an intriguing mix of modern and Romantic elements. Dvořák is also represented through his magisterial Seventh Symphony, a thoroughly European masterpiece of Beethoven-like belligerence.