Destination Rachmaninov: Departure / Trifonov

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4835335
Format: CD

Piano - Daniil Trifonov Orchestra - Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor - Yannick Nézet-Séguin

1-3 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 4-6 Suite from the Violin Partita in E major: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue, transcription for piano after J. S. Bach, TN iii/1 7-9 Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40

Grammy winner Daniil Trifonov presents a cycle of Sergei Rachmaninov’s highly virtuosic Piano Concertos. Recorded with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the orchestra most closely associated with the composer with which Rachmaninov himself famously recorded the set of concerti over 80 years ago. The two-part “Journey with Rachmaninov” begins with DESTINATION RACHMANINOV - DEPARTURE, including the great Piano Concerto No. 2, probably Rachmaninov’s best-loved work, paired with the equally beautiful and rarely performed 4th Concerto. These voluminous works are contrasted with a taste of Rachmaninov the master miniaturist, with solo piano transcriptions of Bach's Partita in E Major.

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