Lizst: Transcendental Studies - Trifonov

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Trifonov, Daniil

Deutsche Grammophon

Release Date:
7th October 2016

Catalogue Number:

Liszt: Transcendental Studies – Trifonov


Media / Summary

Label's Recording Summary:

Transcendental is the new solo release by Piano Sensation Daniil Trifonov.

His press reviews are consistently out of this world and The Times quote says it all: He is the finest young pianist of our age.

After his successful “Rachmaninov Variations” last year, he has now created another statement to define his extraordinary and growing legacy. It is dedicated to the greatest pianist of his own century: Franz Liszt.

The repertoire is Liszt’s Complete Concert Etudes. These Etudes remain amongst the most challenging piano pieces ever composed – and are rarely recorded or performed. This is the first time that the Complete Liszt Etudes have been recorded as a whole for DG. And Daniil Trifonov is one of the few pianists to have recorded them all in one go – in an unbelievable five days.

Beyond his phenomenal technique, Daniil Trifonov is a distinctly Russian artist: an intense, soulful musician in the great Russian tradition whose presentation and repertoire set him apart from all other young piano stars of today.

External Review Text:
“Trifonov is already an exceptionally thoughtful interpreter, with musicianship that more than matches his technical gifts...while there is never any doubting the brilliance of Trifonov’s playing, that is only the starting point; the delicacy and transparency of his performances are often more striking than their moments of rampaging virtuosity.”
- The Guardian September 2016

Works Featured:
Disc Name:
: Liszt: Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12 :
: Lizst: Two Concert Studies, S145/R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen :
: Liszt: Three Concert Studies, S144/R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro :
: Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141 :

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