Since winning first prize at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Boris Giltburg has been a regular fixture at Bozar. He invites the audience to dance during his recital. In La valse and the Valses nobles et Sentimentales, Ravel wrote a tribute to the Viennese Waltz, drawing inspiration from several of Schubert's waltz cycles. Also Schumann took Schubert's dances as the point of departure for his Carnavale, but the patchwork nature of this cycle can hardly be called danceable. Finally, Prokofiev's pounding Sixth Piano Sonata, the first of the three so-called War Sonatas written during the Second World War, provides the necessary rhythmic counterweight.
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Carnaval, op. 9
Piano Sonata No. 6, op. 82
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