Rachmaninov Variations / Trifonov

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4794970
Format: CD

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22 Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin Trifonov: Rachmaniana

Gramophone Awards 2016 shortlist – Concerto
In the great tradition of Russian pianist-composers, Trifonov may be rightly considered an heir to Rachmaninov - a passionate virtuoso at the keyboard and a Romantic spirit in his own compositions With this album, the young artist pays tribute to his illustrious musical forefather with a fascinating programme comprising three sets of Rachmaninov Variations: the hyper-virtuostic Variations on a theme of Corelli and the rare Variations on a Theme of Chopin for solo piano, along with the famous and much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra. Trifonov will perform the Paganini Rhapsody in most key markets through 2015-16; his previous performances received great critical acclaim: “A ravishing, startling and altogether convincing ‘Rhapsody’” (San Francisco Chronicle) // “We were drawn close in to the imaginative wonder of Rachmaninov's teeming invention” (The Times).

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