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Christoph Vratz
Schumann-Journal, May 2016

Boris Giltburg has already set an exclamation mark with his first Schumann recording. Along with Papillons, he also recorded the Davidsbündlertänze and Carnaval. Giltburg does not let himself be carried away to unpredictable virtuoso effects but demonstrates a sophisticated piano playing that never runs riot. With his flexible attack, he proves a pianist mastering a wide tonal colour palette where the tones, all taken by themselves, feature a brilliant substance. Giltburg slips into many of Schumann’s masks with amazing intellectual speed but, in doing so, he never forgets his fundamental singing approach. © 2016 Schumann-Journal

Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, July 2015

Giltburg performs Papillons with great delicacy and simplicity. His lyrical gifts work well in Carnaval; clean articulation is apparent in the crisp III of Davidsbündlertänze. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Robert Cummings
Classical Net, June 2015

As for his Davidsbündlertänze and Papillons Giltburg turns in performances that can rank with the better, maybe even best versions. …and Naxos offers excellent sound reproduction. This is an auspicious start for Giltburg on his new label. © 2015 Classical Net Read complete review

Gregor Willmes
Fono Forum, May 2015

This new Schumann-recording…shows an artist whose interpretations can even stand the test with luminaries like Vladimir Ashkenazy or Claudio Arrau. © 2015 Fono Forum

Jeremy Nicholas
Sinfini Music, April 2015

Giltburg can do charming, jaunty and yearning at the touch of a button, all with a beautifully cushioned tone… © 2015 Sinfini Music Read complete review

Gary Lemco
Audiophile Audition, March 2015

For brilliance and the requisite Schumann poetry Giltburg lacks nothing… © 2015 Audiophile Audition Read complete review

Werner Theurich
Spiegel Online, March 2015

Boris Giltburg is generally seen as one of the most versatile pianists. His new album shows that he even masters Robert Schumann with his broad array of facets. He even sparkles when compared to piano-star Grigory Sokolov. © 2015 Spiegel Online

Jessica Duchen
BBC Music Magazine, March 2015


Boris Giltburg’s…tempos are leisurely, which…allows the detail, voicing and inner breath of the music—all of which Giltburg explores superbly—to be heard and digested to the full. His tone is pure velvet, cushioned and almost vocal in quality with never a hint of harshness—and complemented here by excellent recording—and the phrasing is always eloquent. © 2015 BBC Music Magazine

David Cairns
The Sunday Times, London, February 2015

vivid, subtle performances © 2015 The Sunday Times, London

Geoffrey Norris
Daily Telegraph (UK), February 2015

…Giltburg has the capacity to identify with and encapsulate the moods of each piece while artlessly crafting them into a shapely span. © 2015 Daily Telegraph (UK) Read complete review

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