Speech by Boris Tchaikovsky Competition Giltburga on.

In the age of technological progress often wondered how still good that there are TV, internet and other means of communication, and how people got along without them before.For example, the Tchaikovsky Competition was divided between St. Petersburg and Moscow - but provided the online broadcast of excellent quality, so that those who listen to the contestants can keep track of their performances without leaving home.So I followed the news of the contest invited parents to a computer when online video appeared to the qualifying round.On a small piece of it was heard that the participants are well prepared, but one of them, an Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg especially attracted attention.His performance was very different from the others: the music spoke, playing the piano, and it turned into an artist began to appeal to the listener.After the first round of this opinion, and if changed, it is only for the better.
sounded wonderful Bach Chaconne (tr. Busoni).Pianist harder than other instrumentalists fo

r the style of Bach, his works are not designed for the modern piano, the minimum number of copyright guidelines.When interpreting the clavier works most often based on the principle described by Schweitzer, t. E. Seek to "identify the natural and monumental lines that should itself in all its plasticity to appear before the listener," not "colorful and witty change of dynamic nuances" that is,.e.guided by the form."We need to find this construction pieces correctly to pass it.Otherwise, the arbitrary understanding unconsciously distorting the composer's intent. "In Giltburga sections of the form it is marked not just the dynamics of change and the change of state (for example, psychological authenticity, subtly change came when, after his return to major-minor episode in the Chaconne).But at the same time as it was transferred to the different tones and nuances in this section!No wonder Bach harpsichord clavichord preferred: clavichord allows such nuances.A body of Bach's favorite instrument, by its very nature an instrument huge dynamic range and timbre.Perhaps such performance Schweitzer meant when he wrote: "Bach's music - Gothic.Just as the general plan grows from a simple motif, developed not in stiff lines, but in the wealth of detail, and only if it gives the impression, when you really come to life all the tiny elements, and so Bach piece affects the listener, if the artist gave the sameclearly and vividly the main lines and details "(Schweitzer, p.257).Amazingly
was performed Tchaikovsky convey the sound of the nature of the plays;"Red Riding Hood" listened in one breath, breaking through kinship with Gopak Mussorgsky (from "Songs and Dances of Death") in an increasing voltage, expressed through the genre elements.Form, sound, genre - are all aimed at clarity ideas from start to finish.
Corto I remember the words: "The most important - give free rein to the imagination, the newly created work.This is the interpretation. "The works, which played Giltburg, we have heard by many pianists, but convincing interpretation - is not a "how to" and not "to distinguish" and the way it is.In his performance of such works have been heard, they are not distorted in the "my understanding".As a consequence, the perfect hit in the pace in the final Allegretto moderato "Aurora", versions of which as much as the performances.Selected Giltburgom natural rate, it is not just the pace specified in the beginning of the sonata, and one that requires her music, which will be heard all the details, and clearly visible from the beginning to the end of the storyline.It was interesting to listen to the performance with notes in their hands, because they follow the instructions of the author combined with their fresh perceptions."The newly created work", the pianist finds a new paint.It is an interpretation of the text and not to play computer accuracy.
Boris Giltburg differs not only from the other contestants.Music speaks here, breathe - in short, lives.You catch yourself thinking that does not follow the brilliant passage, and you know what is a pianist.You play as a story.Such pianists was not long ago.Chopin some of his disciples in the notes put punctuation marks, showing that it is the language of music that you want to hear and understand.
... In an age of technological progress often hear that the story of the piano comes to an end with the advent of new tools.To this we can say one thing: as long as there are pianists, will live the art of piano playing.