Boris Berezovsky plays Liszt Transcendental Etudes

La Roque d'Anthéron 2002

The curriculum vitae of an ace of the keyboard with extreme sensitivity.

Liszt's Douze Etudes d'exécution transcendante and pianist Boris Berezovsky were made for one another: under the extreme difficulty of execution and acrobatic tour de force of the Etudes Transcendantes is hidden a romantic musician steeped in poetry, Liszt. And behind the diabolical virtuosity and fantastic digital agility of the pianist, there is a performer of extreme sensitivity, Boris Berezovsky.

We should not be obsessed with his curriculum vitae as an ace of the keyboard – he was born in 1969, studied with pianist Elisso Virsaladze at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where he won the Gold Medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition and has since then led an international career – because with time Boris has learnt to sublimate his impressive technique and to simply put it at the service of the music.

This film reveals to us a Berezovsky who is literally unequalled in his mastery of the terrible pitfalls of the Etudes Transcendantes – he even breaks a piano string...- and immerses us in the Romantic world of Liszt.

Movie director : Andy Sommer
Playlist : Playliszt!
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genre : Recitals and chamber music

Duration : 57 min
Location : La Roque d'Anthéron (La Roque d'Anthéron, France)
Recording date : 2002
Production date : 2002
Production : © Ideale Audience - ARTE France - INA

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