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Episode 1.4 – Boris Giltburg

Special guest: Boris Giltburg

Deep cut: Dora Pejačević – Piano Concerto in G Minor

On episode 1.4 we talk to pianist Boris Giltburg about his newest release on Naxos Records, a recording of Rachmaninov‘s Piano Concerto No. 2, and about what it’s like to be a top-level pianist.

Our Deep Cut is the Piano Concerto in G Minor by Croatia’s Dora Pejačević, composed in 1913.

Episode 1.4 Sponsor – Profil / Haenssler Classics

Our episode sponsor is Profil Medien GmbH, home to two of Germany’s finest classical labels, Haenssler Classics and Profil Edition Guenter Haenssler. They present music from across the classical spectrum, including well-regarded performances of repertoire classics and important presentations of rare or undiscovered works. Check out the exclusive playlist below, and visit www.haensslerprofil.de to explore their impressive catalog.

Purchase links for featured Profil / Haenssler Classics releases:

Anton Urspruch: Piano Music (Ana-Marija Markovina)

Preorder: HaensslerProfil.de



Alexei Stanchinsky: Piano Music (Ekaterina Derzhavina)


Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Gerhard Oppitz)

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Explore Further

There are three ways that you can hear the music featured on this episode. 

1. Purchase it on Arkiv Music, iTunes, Amazon, or most other online music stores. This has the most benefit for those who made the album happen.

Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Boris Giltburg)

Dora Pejačević: Piano Concerto in G Minor

2. Stream it in Naxos Music Library. Your university, public library, or symphony orchestra likely offers it to members. If not, let them know you are interested. NML pays out streaming royalties at a much higher per-stream rate than any other streaming service. We’re talking multiple pennies per stream, not tiny fractions of a cent like other streaming services. They also have a large selection of playlists for further discovery.

Access Naxos Music Library through your institution. There should be a link on their website, usually alongside other online databases or media sites. In most cases you can even google the institution name along with “Naxos Music Library” and it will come right up. It’s a couple steps to find it the first time, but then you can bookmark it for easy access.

You can search for the albums using any related criteria, but the most direct way to find them is by searching for the specific catalog number given to it by the record label. These are:

Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Boris Giltburg)




Dora Pejačević: Piano Concerto in G Minor




Also, the players embedded on this page are from NML, and all tracks streamed in these players pay out at the higher NML rates.

3. Stream it in Spotify or Apple Music. Spotify and Apple Music only pay out a tiny fraction of a cent per stream, and they’re not really designed to make classical music easy to find. But if the above two options aren’t available to you, and you want to hear more than is included in the players embedded above, Spotify or Apple Music is the way to go. And if you want to explore further, check out the playlists in either site presented by unCLASSIFIED.com.

Naxos music included in this episode is used courtesy of Naxos Licensing. Visit NaxosLicensing.com to learn more about using music in your project, no matter how big or small.

Image of Boris Giltburg created by Sasha Gusov.

Our theme music comes from Elisabetta Brusa’s Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro moderato.

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