Valery Gergiev, Daniil Trifonov – Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:20 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
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Daniil Trifonov, winner of the XIVth International Tchaikovsky Competition, is probably the world’s most exciting young pianist. On his first Mariinsky recording he joins Valery Gergiev for a scintillating performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1. Daniil also presents a selection of recital repertoire including music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt transcriptions of Schubert and Schumann.
Written for Nikolai Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works. Revised three times, including an arrangement for two pianos, the concerto was finally set in stone in 1888 and it is this version that is most frequently performed today. Tchaikovsky balances core motivic elements with a sense of lyrical spontaneity to create a technically challenging but instantly appealing work.
At only 21 years old, Daniil Trifonov has won countless awards, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (Gold Medal). Valery Gergiev personally awarded Trifonov the ‘Grand Prix’ in Moscow, an additional award given to the best overall competitor in any category of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
In 2011, Trifonov gave his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and has since performed with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Orchestra, as well as touring throughout the USA, Europe and the Far East. In the coming season he will make debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony orchestras, as well as performing recitals at Salle Pleyel, Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Last year’s winner [International Tchaikovsky Competition] 21-year old Daniil Trifonov is truly exceptional. Trifonov … the orchestral support is first-rate … Even more impressive are the solo works included here which display all the variety of Trifonov’s tonal range … Seemingly there is nothing that Trifonov cannot do. Trifonov may be at the start of his career but he is already a mature artist. His youth brings an overwhelming energy which seems to blow the cobwebs off everything he performs: he forces one to listen to these works anew, the sure sign of greatness.
01. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito
02. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: II. Andantino semplice
03. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: III. Allegro con fuoco
04. Un poco di Chopin, Op. 72, No. 15
05. Barcarolle, Op. 60
06. Erlkönig (Arr. Franz Liszt)
07. Frühlingsglaube (Arr. Franz Liszt)
08. Die Forelle (Arr. Franz Liszt)
09. Auf dem Wasser zu singen (Arr. Franz Liszt)
10. Die Stadt (Arr. Franz Liszt)
11. Liebeslied (Widmung) [Arr. Franz Liszt]
12. Gopak (Bonus Track)
Groups & Artists
Mariinsky (Kirov) Orchestra