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Beethoven’s first two piano concertos share an abundance
of lyric and virtuosic qualities. Concerto No. 1 in C major is
expansive and richly orchestrated with a sublime slow
movement that is tender and ardent, and a finale full of
inventive humour. Concerto No. 2 in B flat major marries
energy with elegance, reserving poetic breadth for its slow movement and quirky wit for the finale. Also included
is the jovial Rondo, WoO 6, which Beethoven originally
intended to be the finale of Concerto No. 2.
Listen to an excerpt from
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Listen to an excerpt from
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Boris Giltburg| Vasily Petrenko| Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
   About Boris Giltburg

The young Moscow-born Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling musician. He has appeared with many leading orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2010, his Australian debut in 2017, and has frequently toured South America, China and Germany. He has played recitals in leading venues such as the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Southbank Centre in London, Bozar in Brussels and the Louvre. In 2018 he won Best Soloist Recording (20th/21st century) at the inaugural Opus Klassik Awards for his recording of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto (8.573629).

View Boris Giltburg’s Naxos artist profile,
including engagement schedule for the 2019-20 season.
Boris Giltburg
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   About Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko was appointed principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) in 2006, and in 2009 became chief conductor. He is also chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic, chief conductor of the European Union Youth Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ in Moscow, and in 2021 will become music director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the Classical BRIT Awards Male Artist of the Year 2010 and 2012 and the Classic FM/Gramophone Young Artist of the Year 2007. His recordings with the RLPO include Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony [8.570568] (2009 Classic FM/Gramophone Orchestral Recording of the Year) and the complete symphonies of Rachmaninov, Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, the major orchestral works of Stravinsky and Elgar and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and complete Piano Concertos. With the Oslo Philharmonic he has recorded Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Scriabin’s symphonies, and Shostakovich’s Cello Concertos.

For Vasily Petrenko's full discography on Naxos, please visit www.naxos.com/person/Vasily_Petrenko/65309.htm.
Vasily Petrenko
© Svetlana Tarlova
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
   About the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music-lovers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra and one of the world’s oldest concert societies. The orchestra has given world premiere performances of major works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir John Tavener, Karl Jenkins, Stewart Copeland, Michael Nyman, James Horner and Sir James MacMillan alongside works by Liverpool-born and North West-based composers. The orchestra has a distinguished discography with international record labels. Their discography includes the complete symphonies of Shostakovich, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and piano concertos which have garnered worldwide critical acclaim. The RLPO is also one of the nominees for the 2019 Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award.

For the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's full discography on Naxos, please visit www.naxos.com/person/Royal_Liverpool_Philharmonic_Orchestra/35749.htm