trifonov

Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto is rarely heard, and we have pianist Daniil Trifonov and conductor Semyon Bychkov performing it in this program. Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony dates from World War II, but Bychkov does not hew too closely to the history of the time, saying, “It is not, ‘Here are the tanks. They have turned left.’ ” Rather, it is about what it was like to live, suffer, and offer compassion during the war. A video excerpt of part of the concerto can be found at right.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8
Originally recorded at concerts on April 16, 17, 18, and 21, 2015

Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts on March 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2013

This program will be available until October 27, 2018

Program notes for the Rachmaninov and Shostakovich works are here, and those for the Borodin are here.

Performer Biographies

Daniil Trifonov, piano
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

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