Trifonov to play 2 Shostakovich world premieres

Trifonov to play 2 Shostakovich world premieres


norman lebrecht

July 02, 2020

The Shostakovich chamber festival at Gohrisch, in eastern Germany, had been planning nine world premieres.

Then Covid intervened.

So the works will now be played by three Russian pianists in different countries. Yulianna Avdeeva will play in Gohrisch at the Albrechtshof hotel where Shostakovich composed his eighth string quartet in 1960.

Dmitry Masleev will join the livestream from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and Daniil Trifonov will perform two premieres from his home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

You can watch from Sunday on DG’s Youtube channel:

Piano Sonata No. 1 op. 12
Drei Fugen o. op., World Premiere
Scherzo op. 1a, World Premiere
Sechs Klavierstücke aus den Jahren 1918-1920, World Premiere
Präludium und Fuge cis-Moll, vervollständigt von Krzysztof Meyer World Premiere


  • DG says:

    Wait, Trifonov left lower Manhattan and moved to the (very ritzy) ‘burbs? I’m sure he’s riding his lawn mower right now, beer in hand 🙂

  • Fantastic discoveries!

  • Jack says:

    Great shot of Shostakovich playing Russian pyramid.

    Does anyone know of any other photos of composers playing billiards?

  • John MacKinnon says:

    The first thing Mozart bought when he made it in Vienna was billiard table for 5 Domgasse.

  • Lynn Hamilton Caldiero says:

    Daniil’s home in Greenwich? Since when?