Click to win a signed Trifonov disc

Click to win a signed Trifonov disc


norman lebrecht

October 21, 2016

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  • Saxon Broken says:

    Is the performance any good?

    • Furzwängler says:

      Yes, these 2 Cds are definitely worth having. Even if I have a few quibbles about some of the individual etudes (e.g. Gnomenreigen doesn’t have the devilry, or Mazeppa the sheer visceral excitement, of a Cziffra; nor Wilde Jagd the poise of a Richter; nor Chasse-Neige the atmospherics of a Lazar Berman) there are nevertheless many fine things to enjoy, and many memorable moments. I don’t think I have ever heard a more delicate and filigree Ricordanza, with some lovely inner voices, and the unjustly seldom performed Il Lamento from the Three Concert Studies is just magical.

      Worth every Penny or Cent!

      • Mark Mortimer says:

        Nice comments Furzwangler. I like Trofonov’s playing but haven’t heard the CD- it would be interesting to hear his Leggierezza. Wonder if it has the limpid delicacy of Moiseiwitsch’s reading for example.

        • Furzwängler says:

          His La Leggierezza is pretty stunning. I haven’t heard Benno Moiseiwitsch’s performance of this piece (I have now ordered the CD – thanks for drawing my attention to it! If Moiseiwitsch’s playing is anything like his performance of the Rachmaninov transcription of the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, it must be something to behold), but I think that Trifonov definitely gives Leopold Godowsky a run for his money in his legendary studio recording of this piece, which no doubt you know. Having said which, if I remember correctly, Godowsky didn’t like being in, or perform at anywhere near his best, in a recording studio, so goodness only knows what he sounded like in a live performance.

          • Mark Mortimer says:

            Good to know Furzwangler. I think you’ll adore Moiseiwitsch’s Leggierezza- most who appreciate piano playing do. It has all the ethereal magic and more of his Mendelssohn/Rach Scherzo. The Godowsky I know also. It is very fine but M’s version for me is matchless.

  • Pete says:

    Where is this clickable banner ad??