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Sergei Bortkiewicz (February 16, 1877 – October 25, 1952) was a Ukrainian Romantic composer and pianist.

Sergei Eduardovich Bortkiewicz (Сергій Едуардович Борткевич), was born in Kharkov, Ukraine on February 28th 1877 and spent most of his childhood on the family estate of Artiomowka, near Kharkov. Bortkiewicz received his musical training from Anatol Liadov and Karl von Arek at the Imperial Conservatory of Music in…

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  • Gorgeous music. No idea why he isn't far more popular.
  • At least his Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Symphony No. 2 have enough merits to be in the repertory. He is THAT good.
  • The forgotten romantic.
  • Wow, what a composer! This is definitely someone that deserves much greater acclaim!
  • Pieces like the Consolation no. 2 in D flat are just lush, and perfect for fans of Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Obviously they're great composers, but it's a shame that they get all the glory and Bortkiewicz gets little to none.
  • Just starting to discover this composer with an amazing gift - every piece I have heard so far is simply wonderful music.
  • Another composer of criminally underrated music; particularly his piano concerti.
  • Everything he does is breathtaking.

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