Daniil Trifonov presents a cycle of Sergei Rachmaninov's highly virtuosic Piano Concertos. Recorded with Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the orchestra with which Rachmaninov himself famously recorded the set of concerti over 80 years ago. The two-part Journey with Rachmaninov begins with DESTINATION RACHMANINOV - DEPARTURE, including the great Piano Concerto No. 2, probably Rachmaninovs best-loved work, paired with the equally beautiful and rarely performed 4th Concerto. These voluminous works are contrasted with a taste of Rachmaninov the master miniaturist, with solo piano transcriptions of Bach's Partita in E Major.
Trifonov is wonderfully alive to the Fourth’sRead more mercurial piano writing, achieving astonishing crystalline delicacy in the elaborate filigree passage work and negotiating unexpected juxtapositions of mood. Nézet-Séguin and the superbly responsive Philadelphia Orchestra follow the soloist’s every interpretative nuance.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40by Sergei Rachmaninov Performer:
Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic Written: 1926/1941; USA
A fine destinationNovember 21, 2018By Ronald Y. (Morris Plains, NJ)See All My Reviews"Mr. Trifonov's playing throughout is excellent, though I find his handling of the 2nd piano concerto to be just a bit 'mannered'. The gem on the disc is the 4th piano concerto, which seems to be played with more excitement. Perhaps, it's because of the live performance. There's also a consistently nice balance between the piano and the orchestra, which makes the disc even more enjoyable. The Bach transcriptions between the concertos makes for a nice bonus."Report Abuse