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Carnegie Recital [SHM-CD, Import]

Daniil Trifonov Audio CD
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A native of Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia), Daniil Trifonov was born in 1991. He is nineteen and is becoming one of
the most poetical pianists on the international scene. In October 2010, he debuted at the “Fryderyk Chopin”
International Piano Competition in Warsaw, winning third prize and a special award for the best mazurka
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: SHM-CD, Import
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • ASIN: B00DY9X0QA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392,716 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pianistic plasticine 30 Sep 2013
By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This live recital, repeated in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, shows what a remarkable pianist Daniil Trifonov is. The three works stand as a kind of tricolore, side by side but not really blending. The Scriabin opens with a dreamy rendering of the Andante from the second Sonata, while the fleet-fingered ebb and flow of the Presto creates a beguiling texture that you don't want to end, it has so much feeling in its momentum. The Liszt is very different, not being about blurred continuity, but presented here as a patchwork of contrasts, each arrestingly negotiated, although the seams are well joined. Thrillingly virtuosic in the way he can bring out details in the middle of the most difficult passages, it never seems to play up the display aspect, but rather uses it to realise this poetic vision of landscapes both real and in the mind, you imagine, as something unfathomable, like a precipice in a Romantic painting falling between the highest peaks. The Chopin reins this in somewhat, but again there is a marvellous sense of Trifonov moulding the music. For instance in number ten he varies the descending ultra-rapid figuration seemingly with total spontaneity. No 12 in G sharp minor is exhilarating in a slightly clipped way, followed by the beautiful repose of the F sharp major, taken at just the right speed. Constant subtle nuances of rubato keep the famous Raindrop full of tender feeling, with the middle section looming implacably, emphasizing the contrast. In the fast number that follows his strong fingers do have their yielding moments that turn the right-hand roulade into a melodic utterance rather than the plain steeliness of some ... In short, Trifonov is always alive to the expressive opening-out, yet has a clear grasp of the bigger picture, and this sequence shows this admirably, with no wrong notes, amazingly.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daniil Trifonov is a new Franz Liszt. 5 Nov 2013
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I have never in life listen to a person like Trifonov with such a true tallant and deep musicality.
He is one who comes once a 100 years.
Tore Almgren
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5.0 out of 5 stars The hype is true! 26 Oct 2013
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An astounding performance of the Liszt sonata is the real gem in this recital. Trifonov has the technique, the temperament and serious musicianship to bring off a performance like this. Everything gels musically, and he plays with such fire and unbelievable crystalline clarity. It's some feat to bring together all musical strands into such a convincing interpretation - witness the coda to the sonata for example: it really adds up musically.

The preludes are played with sparkling individuality. He brings his own touches, it;s fresh and he really has something to say in each of the preludes. The playing at times makes you stop and think: "ah I like the way he does that ...!"

Scriabin 2nd sonata is a fine performance if not quite as memorable as the Liszt.

P.S. Trifonov's fingers are quite something. His rapid passage work is unbelievably clear and this works hugely to his advantage in the Liszt sonata.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was in the audience at Carnegie Hall for the recording...Great piano playing lives on! 14 Oct 2013
By G. Dillard - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered the CD here from Japan in anticipation of a later U.S. release. The entire recital is found here and what an occasion. I've seen quite a few contest winners and "next big thing" artists but that night in February was a totally different experience. I encountered a young artist who's playing reaching deep into the heart of the music. From Trifonov's tone, to his ability to sing phase after phrase without exaggeration, he's already a compete artist in every way.

Listen to the Scriabin to start. A piece pretty much "owned" by Sviatoslav Richter, deserves to be heard under Trifonov's hands. You feel the water, mist and song-like construction of the first movement. And the 2nd leads to a fast, yet clear and well structured finale that captivates you until the end. Get this disc! You won't be disappointed!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is enough to prove that Trifonov is "the One" 29 Jan 2014
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on Amazon.com
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At 23, Daniil Trifonov "has the world at his feet," as the Times of London pronounced, having won not just the Gold Medal at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow but also the Grand Prix for the best competitor in any category. That honor was bestowed by Valery Grgiev in person, and the two went on to record a sensational Tchaikovsky First Cto. on the Mariinsky Orchestra's house label. But what made many listeners sit up were the solo encores that filled out the program, because they showed Trifonov's remarkable musical authority and ulra-refined touch as well as the expected prodigious technique.

He got to confirm those impressions at Carnegie Hall in Feb. 2012; DG points out that it has recorded Carnegie recitals for only two pianists up to now, Lang Lang and Mikhail Pletnev. The program emphasizes the pianist's ties to Russian music and Chopin.
Preludes (24), Op. 28
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
Fairy Tale in E Flat major Op. 26 No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 'Sonata Fantasy'

In some ways time stands still in the Russian piano tradition - the same program could have been presented by Horowitz, Gilels, and Richter in their prime. If he is to join their exalted ranks, Trifonov needs to exhibit the strong personal profile that marks a musical superstar. Among the current Russian virtuosos, Denis Matsuev has conquered the world through a monumental technique, but his detractors accuse him of hammering (a criticism that did in Lazar Berman decades ago).

I'd venture to predict that Trifonov won't grow into a "personality" pianist, because as he markedly demonstrates in the Liszt B Minor Sonata and the Chopin Preludes, his focus is on the merging of musicality and showmanship while turning the spotlight away from personal quirks. What's at his command, quite remarkably, is the cumulative experience of the Russian romantic style in a modern, focused way. but it's a bit pointless to verbalize the effect of his playing, which is mercurial, sensitive, individual, and dazzling - the qualities I associate with the great Soviet virtuoso Grigory Ginzburg - whole never losing the wow factor of incredible technique.

Trifonov's success woes something to the excellent piano he's laying and the exemplary recorded sound from DG. Shortcomings? For some, Trifonov's liberal rubato and very free phrasing may feel self-indulgent. His soft playing at times becomes so reflective that he might be playing to himself too much. and the middle section of the Liszt wanders a little - it could use a stronger focus and through-line. But these are criticisms of an artist we're lucky to greet once in a generation - let's see what he grows into, which should be even more marvelous.

P.S. - Amazon should soon come up with a domestic disc at a reasonable price, but eager buyers can resort to online UK sources otherwise.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Young titan of the keyboard 21 Feb 2014
By Richard Steiger - Published on Amazon.com
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Martha Argerich says it all in a blurb on the back: "He has everything and more. What he does with his hands is technically incredible. . . . He has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that." That about sums it up. I could spend the rest of this review grasping for superlatives, but why bother? Even in the Golden Age of Piano Playing that we live in, Trifonov is a phenomenon. The jaw-dropping technique is more or less familiar these days. What singles out Trifonov is the immediacy of his response to every single note of the wonderful music he plays. He produces a beautiful tone and (like Van Cliburn )seems incapable of making an ugly sound. Take the Liszt sonata, for example. Trifonov is able to make even the most grandiose passages (and there are plenty of them),, which so often sound just plain bombastic, sound grand and majestic. He is also a remarkable straightforward player, devoid of any self-conscious mannerisms. I've listened to the recital three times and I can honestly say I've never heard any of these works played better. Fortunately the sound is excellent (tthe Chopin Preludes are recorded at a lower level than the rest).
Ignore Trifonov at your peril.
4.0 out of 5 stars BEST LISZT SONATA 24 Jun 2014
By Gerald G. Glover - Published on Amazon.com
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Though my favorite of Liszt Sonata in B minor is by Claudio Arrau; this recording by Trifonov is quite remarkable! depth,fluency, and expression, makes this recording possibly the best on record! It was so great that I have yet to finish listening to the hold recital! Just to think that this was recorded live!!! I can hardly wait to listen to the Chopin...if it's played anything like the Liszt Sonata; the Preludes might be the greatest since the Cortot!!!! I'll let you know later. In the meantime, don't miss this; even if only for the Liszt!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars A new favorite recording of mine 13 Mar 2014
By Jose Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I sat down to listen to this recording and wish I had been in the audience to witness this in person. Though, it's kinda hard to do being based in San Francisco since Carnegie Hall is far away. Daniil Trifonov's interpretation of these selections is just delightful. I loved the sensitive nature of his playing and the ease in his playing of some very intensely difficult passages.
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