The fifth concert: Lost becomes Music - Trios by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich
Daniil Trifonov, Artist in Residence at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, devotes works by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov to the chamber music cycle. Together with Sergei Dogadin (violin) and Narek Hakhnazaryan (violoncello) he plays trios, in which lamentations do not get lost in pain.
Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, respectively Trio number two: Both works, bundled by Trifonov and his friends to a program, are not only "lamentation", but "memorial death": "paradigmatic case of cultural memory", which currently moves us emotionally due to the publications of Aleida and Jan Assmann, winner of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2018. The opus of twenty-year-old Rachmaninoff, who transfers his love for Tchaikovsky in 1893 in a monumental "trio élégiaque" to music, is indeed marked by the shock of the death of the master who had influenced him so much. Encore: Rachmaninoff Vocalise, op. 34/14, edited by Daniil Trifonov.
"With two fabulous partners, the violinist Sergei Dogadin and the cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, he [Trifonov] achieved accordance with the interpretation in interplay and harmony, as one only rarely can experience. The three phrased and sensed together, as if they had been playing together for decades. Trifonov dominated with chords cast in lead. He was constantly striving for nuances, eliciting the sharply prepared Bösendorfer a sheer infinite vocabulary of shades" raves the newspaper Die Presse. The newspaper Wiener Zeitung writes about Rachmaninov's trio élégiaque: "A pleasant sound of violin and cello, to that a lot of treble glitter and thunder octaves from the concert grand piano ... Waxy modeling his [Trifonov's] own flow of notes in prestissimo is something that hardly anyone else can. This talent benefits above all the middle movement, in which the triplets pearl like soda bubbles;”
The February issue of the “Musikverein Magazine” Society of Friends of Music in Vienna shows Daniil Trifonov on the cover and dedicates the first five pages to this extraordinary artist, saying: "A pianist for the rest of our lives". This is how the English music critic Norman Lebrecht described an artist who is less than 28 years old and one of the most sought after in the world: Daniil Trifonov.”