Why Daniil Trifonov thinks Munich’s new hall is the bestNews
The international pianist, in Munich this week, has shared with slippedisc his instant response to the new 1,800-seat Isar Philharmonie.
Daniil writes: ‘The hall is amazing. I am astonished by what they have achieved for 40 million Euros. With capacity for almost 2,000 people, it is incredible that with a budget of 40m it is fully equipped and already at the highest level; they sacrificed nothing.
‘Yasuhisa Toyota did the acoustics. It sounds excellent in rehearsal – and with an audience it sounds even better. With an audience it is fantastic. People around the world should know that there is a great new hall in Munich.’
Trifonov opened the hall with Beethoven’s G-major concerto, where the pianist’s entry is acoustically the most exposed in the entire canon.
In addition to the Beethoven concerto the opening concert included a world premiere ‘Arising Dances’ by Thierry Escaichs, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé suite, Henri Dutilleux Métaboles and a movement from Rodion Schchedrin’s The Sealed Angel for chorus and flute.