Just up: one of the most scintillating Pag Variations you'll ever hear

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.

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  • It’s a great shame that Mehta & Trifonov couldn’t have been given a decent orchestra because T’s playing is everything you claim.

        • Yes, ofcoure, Maestro NORMAN.
          but this volumen voice in this recording is from live concert, by Daniil Trifonov.
          I am listening and for me it is a great temperature in emotions in this CREATION from artists ZUBIN MEHTA and DANIIL TRIFONOV. The great creation.
          I is amazing because noybody of pianists on the world in all history of music, never plays so much fascinations end remarkable this Rapsody on a theme of Paganini: like Daniil Trifonov.
          Just for that reason – this live recording in this video is fantastic for me.
          I never forget this DVD.
          All the best to YOU Maestro from me and from POLAND
          Justyna Maria Philipp

  • WOW, though for anyone who could play all 12 Etudes of Chopin’s Op. 25 in one go, plus a Barcarolle and Scriabin Sonata this past June in the Winners’ Concert in J’lem, this piece must seem like a piece of cake.
    I don’t actually mind the sound quality, not perfect, but it makes you feel you’re right in the middle of the orchestra onstage – more virtual excitement rather than from a sterile studio recording.

  • Daniil Trifonov is LAUREAT of POLISH INTERNATIONAL CONCURS OF CHOPIN MUSIC IN VARSOVIA. HE IS GENIUS OF ALL CLASSIC and NEW MUSIC IN THE WORLD.
    IN FACEBOOK HE IS THE GREAT ARTIST PIANIST and FRIEND.
    WE ARE LOVE Daniil’s all videos in TOUTUBE.SO MUCH !
    To nagranie na żywo (powyższe) jest jak dla nas wszystkich ZŁOTĄ PŁYTĄ ROKU 2012 W SKALI SWIATOWEJ. Lepszego i piękniejszego nagrania jak dotychczas nie wydano na świecie !!!
    Z poważaniem,
    Justyna Philipp, pianist artist

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