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Danill Trifonov

March 20, 2012

Daniil Trifonov

There are those who can point to one moment in their lives and say, "That was it. That was when everything changed forever." It's likely pianist Daniil Trifonov would point to June 30, 2011, as the day he knew things would never be the same. That was the day he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and went from being an unknown 20-year-old music student to being a star. Trifonov plays Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto in today's show.

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hour 1

  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Prologue to Act I, from the Sleeping Beauty
    The Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
  • Matthew Locke
    The Fourth Act Tune: A Martial Jigge
    The Portland Baroque Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
    Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene, Oregon
  • Mark O'Connor
    F.C.'s Jig for Violin and Viola
    Arnaud Sussmann, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola
    OK Mozart Festival, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • George Perlman
    The Dance of the Rebbitzen, from Hebrew Suite
    Gil Shaham, violin, Orli Shaham, piano
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
    Daniil Trifonov, piano, the Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
    Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
  • Frederic Chopin
    Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat, Op. 18
    Daniil Trifonov, piano
    Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland

hour 2

  • Johannes Brahms
    Two movements from String Quartet, Op. 51, No. 2
    The Parker Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio St. Paul
  • Perfchat: with the Parker Quartet Part II
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ivan Fischer, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Prague Waltzes
    The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer, conductor
    Singel Concert Hall, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Francisco Tarrega
    Mazurka en Sol and Estudio Brillante
    Norbert Kraft, guitar
  • Francisco Tarrega
    Estudio de Tremolo, from Recuerdos de la Alhambra
    Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
    Teatro Monumental, Madrid, Spain
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