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Album of the Week

Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) albums each week. Hear selections from the album on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music. Our friends at ArkivMusic join in by putting that recording on sale for the entire week and contributing a portion of each sale to WETA.

March 30, 2020

Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival | Piano Concertos 1 & 3 | Trifonov

Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival | Piano Concertos 1 & 3 | Trifonov

DG 003103002

A week that includes Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday (April 1) seems an appropriate time to showcase a recent series of recordings featuring his works for piano and orchestra. The virtuosic young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov dazzles his way through the four piano concertos, the Paganini Rhapsody, and some solo works along the way.

We’ll feature the three separately released albums throughout the week as well as excerpts from a Classical Conversation with Trifonov that our own James Jacobs produced. You can hear that entire interview online.

On this recording: Daniil Trifonov in Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos 1 & 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and solo transcriptions of Vocalise and a movement from The Bells, both arranged by Trifonov.

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Destination Rachmaninov: Departure | Piano Concertos 2 & 4 | Trifonov

Destination Rachmaninov: Departure | Piano Concertos 2 & 4 | Trifonov

DG 002879902

On this recording: Daniil Trifonov in Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos 2 & 4 with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and Rachmaninoff’s transcription of Bach’s Violin Partita #3.

Rachmaninov Variations | Trifonov

Rachmaninov Variations | Trifonov

DG 002335702

On this recording: Daniil Trifonov in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Variations on a Theme of Corelli; Variations on a Theme of Chopin; and Trifonov’s composition Rachmania.