- Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D-minor, op.30
- Beethoven "Eroica" Symphony, No.3, E-flat major, op.55
Boris Berezovsky - piano
Conductor: András Keller
Boris Berezovsky is one of the most celebrated piano virtuosos of our day. His stunning manual dexterity is combined with such a naturalness as performer that is given only to the very greatest of talents. The performance style of this Russian artist is full of passion, vigour and sensuality; his tone is rich, finely balanced and always of the utmost elegance. Now it is the good fortune of a Hungarian audience to witness all this skill live at the Liszt Academy.
He arrives in Hungary and the academy’s Grand Hall with piano works that are among the most demanding in the repertoire: Rachmaninov’s famous/notorious Piano Concerto No. 3, which allows him to show to best effect his brilliant technique and musicality as soloist of Concerto Budapest under the direction of András Keller. In the second half of the programme it is the turn of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), the significance and impact of which are similarly inescapable. Not purely because of its captivating, triumphant pathos, but also because through this masterpiece Beethoven redefined the generally accepted forms and modes of expression of his age, thereby opening a new chapter in the history of music.