A DVD containing two new films by Christopher Nupen, about pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov: a portrait film "The Magics of Music" and a performance film of a recital in the elegant Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Together they give an intimate portrait of the artist both on and off the stage.
The films have won two international prizes, Silver Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival and the Accolade Award.
Daniil Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Int. Release 28 Aug. 2015
Sergei Rachmaninov - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43
Sergei Rachmaninov - Variations On A Theme Of Chopin, Op.22
Daniil Trifonov - Rachmaniana
Sergei Rachmaninov - Variations On A Theme Of Corelli, Op.42
“Ever since his performance in the finals of the last International Chopin Competition we have been closely following the breathtaking development of Daniil Trifonov. His complete dedication to music making, the wide range of colours and pure beauty of his playing are irresistible. We are convinced of his extraordinary talent and are delighted to welcome Daniil to the DG family."
Ute Fesquet (DG Vice President of Artists and Repertoire)
No 79, August-September 2014
Last night I listened to him again on YouTube – he has everything and more. What he does with his hands is technically incredible. It’s also his touch – he has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that.
A pianist for the rest of our lives ... This is a major artist, phenomenally gifted and almost fully formed, with fresh ideas and a winning stage presence that is quite irresistible from the moment he bounds through the door and sits at the keyboard, unable to contain his need to share.