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Rachmaninov Variations

Daniil Trifonov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Philadelphia Orchestra

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The long-awaited new album from Daniil Trifonov is finally here! It comes fully dedicated to the music of Rachmaninoff, and, more specifically, to his three cycles of variations for piano. First of all, we have the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, a late work composed in the summer of 1934, which stands as one of Rachmaninoff’s great scores, alongside the Third Symphony, The Bells, the Liturgy of St. Chrysostom , and the Symphonic Dances. For this recording the Philadelphia Orchestra, working under the leadership of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, focus on the young Russian virtuoso with rapt attention, who then proceeds with another of the Russian composer’s great cycles, the underappreciated Variations on a Theme by Chopin , whose main theme resumes on the opening bars of the 20th Prelude of Op. 28, in C minor. Rachmaninoff designs from a highly polyphonic basis a work of rare complexity, and shape, through its harmonies. He has Chopin in mind, of course, for his lyrical side (Variations 6 and 21), but also J.S Bach (Variation 1), and Schumann – for the big Finale – whose epic touch ghosts the Symphonic Studies Op. 13. This partition, which allowed Trifonov to remove some passages, is believed by some performers to be an immense lyric poem in which notes turn literally into words (notably Jorge Bolet, and his magical phrasing, for Decca in 1986!). Others wish to unify it, like the young Trifonov himself, whose gesture is aimed primarily at a sense of fluidity. After a relatively brief, bright, tribute to Rachmaninov composed by the pianist himself, the album closes with the famous Variations on a Theme by Corelli, which is in fact the theme of "La Follia", which was used ceaselessly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, all over Europe. © Qobuz

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

1
Introduction. Allegro vivace - Variation 1 (Precedente) 00:00:27

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
Tema. L'istesso tempo 00:00:17

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
Variation 2. L'istesso tempo 00:00:18

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
Variation 3. L'istesso tempo 00:00:25

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
Variation 4. Più vivo 00:00:29

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
Variation 5. Tempo precedente 00:00:29

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
Variation 6. L'istesso tempo 00:01:11

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

8
Variation 7. Meno mosso, a tempo moderato 00:01:06

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
Variation 8. Tempo I 00:00:34

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
Variation 9. L'istesso tempo 00:00:32

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
Variation 10. L'istesso tempo 00:00:53

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
Variation 11. Moderato 00:01:33

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
Variation 12. Tempo di minuetto 00:01:31

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

14
Variation 13. Allegro 00:00:30

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

15
Variation 14. L'istesso tempo 00:00:46

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

16
Variation 15. Più vivo scherzando 00:01:07

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

17
Variation 16. Allegretto 00:01:48

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
Variation 17. Allegretto 00:02:12

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

19
Variation 18. Andante cantabile 00:02:54

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

20
Variation 19. A tempo vivace 00:00:32

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

21
Variation 20. Un poco più vivo 00:00:37

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

22
Variation 21. Un poco più vivo 00:00:26

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

23
Variation 22. Marziale. Un poco più vivo (Alla breve) 00:01:45

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

24
Variation 23. L'istesso tempo 00:01:00

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

25
Variation 24. A tempo un poco meno mosso 00:01:20

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor, MainArtist - Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Pettit, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charles Gagnon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Variations On A Theme Of Chopin, Op.22 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

26
Tema. Largo 00:01:16

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

27
Variation 1. Moderato 00:00:32

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

28
Variation 2. Allegro 00:00:17

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

29
Variation 3. L'istesso tempo 00:00:17

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

30
Variation 4. L'istesso tempo 00:00:43

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

31
Variation 5. Meno mosso 00:00:26

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

32
Variation 6. Meno mosso 00:01:08

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

33
Variation 7. Allegro 00:00:16

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

34
Variation 8. L'istesso tempo 00:00:17

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

35
Variation 9. L'istesso tempo 00:00:20

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

36
Variation 10. Più vivo - Variation 12. Moderato 00:01:17

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

37
Variation 13. Largo 00:01:29

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

38
Variation 14. Moderato 00:01:40

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

39
Variation 15. Allegro scherzando 00:01:24

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

40
Variation 16. Lento 00:01:23

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

41
Variation 17. Grave 00:01:35

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

42
Variation 20. Presto 00:01:01

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

43
Variation 21. Andante 00:03:27

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

44
Variation 22. Maestoso – Tempo I 00:04:12

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

45
Tema 00:01:41

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov, Composer - Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Rachmaniana (Daniil Trifonov)

46
1. Andante improvizato 00:02:04

Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

47
2. Andante nostalgico 00:02:12

Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

48
3. Allegro con fuoco 00:02:09

Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

49
4. Dolce romantico 00:01:48

Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

50
5. (Without Indication) 00:03:19

Sid McLauchlan, Producer - Daniil Trifonov, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Martyn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

The long-awaited new album from Daniil Trifonov is finally here! It comes fully dedicated to the music of Rachmaninoff, and, more specifically, to his three cycles of variations for piano. First of all, we have the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, a late work composed in the summer of 1934, which stands as one of Rachmaninoff’s great scores, alongside the Third Symphony, The Bells, the Liturgy of St. Chrysostom , and the Symphonic Dances. For this recording the Philadelphia Orchestra, working under the leadership of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, focus on the young Russian virtuoso with rapt attention, who then proceeds with another of the Russian composer’s great cycles, the underappreciated Variations on a Theme by Chopin , whose main theme resumes on the opening bars of the 20th Prelude of Op. 28, in C minor. Rachmaninoff designs from a highly polyphonic basis a work of rare complexity, and shape, through its harmonies. He has Chopin in mind, of course, for his lyrical side (Variations 6 and 21), but also J.S Bach (Variation 1), and Schumann – for the big Finale – whose epic touch ghosts the Symphonic Studies Op. 13. This partition, which allowed Trifonov to remove some passages, is believed by some performers to be an immense lyric poem in which notes turn literally into words (notably Jorge Bolet, and his magical phrasing, for Decca in 1986!). Others wish to unify it, like the young Trifonov himself, whose gesture is aimed primarily at a sense of fluidity. After a relatively brief, bright, tribute to Rachmaninov composed by the pianist himself, the album closes with the famous Variations on a Theme by Corelli, which is in fact the theme of "La Follia", which was used ceaselessly in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, all over Europe. © Qobuz

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