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73rd. International Chopin Piano Festival 3-11 August 2017, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland

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The Chopin Bench in Havana, Cuba


Full English details of the programmes, biographies of Artists and Professors as well as Masterclasses are available using this link: http://festival.pl/wp-content/uploads/73-MFCh_2018_EN.pdf Concerts 
From the Reviewer's Notebook 


THURSDAY AUGUST 9 CHOPIN'S MANOR 8.00 pm BORIS GILTBURG

I last heard Boris Giltburg at Duszniki in 2013 just after he won the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Competition in Bruxelles. On that occasion he played the 4 Chopin Ballades in the first half of the recital. I felt at the time it tried the stamina and more importantly, the concentration  of everyone, even of the cognoscenti. A form of overeating the richest of foods  in a short time musically speaking. Hard to digest.

On this occasion the first half was devoted to another remarkable demonstration of his dazzling technique in a group of seven of the Liszt DouzeÉtudes d’exécution Transcendanteand two Chopin  Étudeseach from Op. 10 and Op.25. 

Nine of the twelveÉtudes of the 1851 …