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.