Grieg Piano Concerto

Grieg's multi-colored sound palette paired with the "Symphony of Lamentations" by Polish composer Henryk Górecki


Saturday | 5/10/2025
7:30 pm Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan

About the Concert

Tickets for this event will be available from 12.06.2024 from 10 am.

Contemporary music often has a hard time. Poland's Górecki's Third Symphony also initially failed with the critics. Until excerpts from it became pop hits in the USA and landed in the charts. Yet its subject matter is quite serious: Górecki wrote the music and vocal texts in reference to the Second World War and in particular the suffering in the concentration camps. The piano concerto, which helped the Dane Edvard Grieg achieve his international breakthrough, exudes a completely opposite mood. In it, the young composer had found the colors of his homeland. The freshness and special light of the north can be heard right from the first movement. A showpiece for Boris Giltburg, who can make all these colors shine."


Edvard Grieg
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor op. 16

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Lamentations"


Krzysztof Urbański
Boris Giltburg
Dresdner Philharmonie


Krzysztof Urbański

At the start of the 2024/25 season, Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański will take up his position as Chief Conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra. He has also been Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana since 2022. He has recently made his debuts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He toured Europe with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the fall of 2023.

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Boris Giltburg

The Moscow-born, Israeli pianist is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling interpreter. Critics have praised his “singing line, variety of touch and broad dynamic palette capable of great surges of energy” (Washington Post) as well as his impassioned, narrative-driven approach to performance.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top Class!

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That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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