Transcendental, the title of Daniil Trifonov’s latest solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, could serve to describe the Russian pianist’s artistry and his ability to reveal the deepest truths in every work he performs. The power of Trifonov to transcend the ordinary and touch the sublime has inspired critics and commentators to liken him to the greatest keyboard virtuosos of all time. He was recently hailed by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung as a “Russian Miracle”, a pianist without equal for his combination of “spontaneity, risk and high-drilled technique”. The newspaper’s acclamation underlines the overwhelming critical consensus that Daniil Trifonov is one of the most remarkable musicians of this or any other age. His beguiling pianism can be heard at its finest on Transcendental, his new album comprising Franz Liszt’s complete concert Études which is set for international release on 7 October 2016.
“Liszt changed music for ever: how it was heard, how it was performed, what music could express – what it meant to be an artist,” comments Trifonov. “He was the grandfather of us all! He was a phenomenon.” Transcendental includes captivating interpretations of “La campanella”, the most popular of Liszt’s fiendishly difficult Grandes études de Paganini, and of “Mazeppa” in its final, 1852 version, an ideal showcase for Trifonov’s virtuosity and musicianship from the dozen Transcendental Études.
TRANSCENDENTAL - Trifonov plays Liszt - http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4795529
Apple Music, Spotify - https://dg.lnk.to/TrifonovTranscendental