Trifonov Recital.

Daniil Trifonov:

  • The Carnegie Recital

In the past thirty years, the honor of a live Carnegie Hall recital recording has been given by Deutsche Gramophone to only two pianists: Mikhail Pletnev and Lang Lang. Now, Daniil Trifonov joins this elite group for his very first recording on DG.

Opinions differ on whether he is the heir of Horowitz, Richter or Kissin, but in that line of giants, critical opinion is unanimous: Daniil Trifonov is one of the great Russian pianist for the 21st Century.

His program at Carnegie Hall was as follows:


  • Preludes (24), Op. 28


  • Piano Sonata in B minor, S178


  • Fairy Tale in E Flat major Op. 26 No. 2


  • Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 ‘Sonata Fantasy’

Performed by Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Recorded in February this year, this spectacularly virtuosic program included much-loved compositions by Chopin and Liszt, and it is the perfect album to introduce the world to DG’s newest piano star .

Born 22 years ago in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, Trifonov is the winner of the Grand Prix, First prize and a Gold Medal in the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2011.)

Beyond his amazing technique, he is a distinctly Russian artist: an intense, soulful musician in the great Russian tradition whose presentation and repertoire are truly impressive.

Mr. Trifovov’s playing reaches deeply into the heart of the music. From his singing tone, to his ability to play phase after phrase without exaggeration, he’s already a complete artist in every way.

Here is Mr. Trifonov in music by Scarlatti and Haydn. (Music starts at 01:05)



And next, here is Daniil Trifonov performing the Mozart Concerto no 23 in A major k 488, with the Israel Camerata Orchestra:



Finally, here is Daniil Trifonov playing the Bach-Rachmaninov Gavotte from Partita for solo violin No.3 in E major:



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