Sat. 28 Aug. 2021 | 8:00 p.m. | Kiel | Schloss | K 149

Final concert: Daniil Trifonov

Final concert: Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov, piano
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Schloss Burgstr., Kiel,

Sergei Rachmaninoff:
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Carl Nielsen:
Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, The Inextinguishable

The pianist Daniil Trifonov doesn’t just receive high praise from the public and critics, but also Martha Argerich, one of the greatest pianists of our time, who considers Trifonov’s touch to be unique: “He has delicacy as well as the demonic element. I’ve never heard anything like it.” Trifonov has been studying the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff since his youth, recording all the Russian composer’s piano concertos in recent years and becoming an expert on his music. In the final concert, he will perform the deeply moving Piano Concerto No. 2 with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and its chief conductor Alan Gilbert, which Rachmaninoff wrote down as a sort of artistic liberation after a four-year creative crisis. Carl Nielsen’s fourth symphony was also written in times of crisis. Bearing the title “The Inextinguishable,” the Danish composer was trying to “suggest in one word what only music itself is capable of expressing completely: the elementary will to live. Music is life and, like it, inextinguishable,” Nielsen wrote in the preface to the score.

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