About the Concert
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"Unplayable", "elephant concerto", the "most feared" - and so on. Rachmaninov's D minor Concerto is the record holder of reverential attributes. Yet the pace with which the late Romantic work begins is quite light-footed for an elephant concerto. The first movement does not have the somewhat theatrical performance gesture of Rachmaninoff's first two piano concertos. It sings itself in quite simply with its Russian song and then gently embeds it in the increasingly complicated story. Rachmaninov wrote the concerto for himself. Boris Giltburg, who is known for his stirring interpretation of the work, plays it for us. The second part of the concert is also emotional, with Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. He composed it during a serious emotional crisis. Today, however, we hear in it above all an intense examination of hope, love and suffering.