Just up: one of the most scintillating Pag Variations you'll ever hearmain
Daniil Trifonov was an overwhelming winner of the piano prize at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition. In case you wondered why, his producers have just put up on youtube a performance of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations that he gave with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta just after Christmas.
Trifonov hunches over the piano like an elderly Liszt but the showers of notes sparkle like stars in the desert night. A wonderful performance.