Verbier 2015: Daniil Trifonov / Liszt Transcendental Etudes

Daniil Trifonov didn’t dissapoint at Verbier this evening. His piano recital at the Salle de Combins was epic.

A first half of Rachmaninov suites for two pianos saw a highly charged, tightly wound Trifonov sit at one keyboard, with his teacher Sergei Babayan sat at the other. The Romance in the second suite was ravishing; the fourth movement Tarantelle motored on at a pace before coming to a spectacular joyous end.

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Daniil Trifonov playing the Transcendental Etudes by Lizst at the Verbier Festival.
The second half consisted of one work: Liszt’s Twelve Trascendental Etudes. Words can’t really do any justice for what the young pianist achieved in the performance of technically demanding work. Most, if not all, of the near-1200 strong audience members, were pinned to their seats. A monumental triumph.

Watch the entire concert via Medici.TV

Pictures in this post are the copyright of Nicolas Brodard.

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