‘The most fascinating pianist under 40’ – now on video

‘The most fascinating pianist under 40’ – now on video


norman lebrecht

September 05, 2015

My album of the week on sinfinimusic.com is Daniil Trifonov’s new Rachmaninov release.

Read the review here. Watch exclusive video below, or here.



  • JWatson says:

    I’m not allowed to watch this video, because I live in the wrong place.

  • Marc says:

    Not in the US, we won’t be watching.

  • Songfest says:

    “Most fascinating pianist under 40”??? Certainly he’s talented, but let’s not over-sell him. I suffered through his Tchaikovsky concerto at Carnegie Hall a few years ago – and there was nothing fascinating about his wishy-washy performance: He began with “pianissimo” chords at the opening, and then it went downhill from there.

    • anon says:

      Norman has a tendency to exaggerate, it’s true, but this Trifonov is a real musician and not merely a product of hype. If you heard him only in 2011 you should listen again and closely. He can project over an orchestra by now and has matured musically, as real musicians in their early twenties tend to do.

  • John Borstlap says:

    The young man thought there was not enough Rachmaninoff around and thus added some of his own.

  • Thomas says:

    This horrible Rachmaninoff imitation doesnt speak to his favor.

  • Tyrone Shoelaces says:

    An interstellargalactic talent with a superhuman, stupendous-ous-ous technique and interpretative powers greater than the summation of all major piano competition winners globally of the last decade.