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Transcendental - Daniil Trifonov plays Liszt

One of the best albums of Liszt's etudes by one of today's stars of classical piano

Critique's words

From a technical standpoint, Daniil Trifonov can do anything he wants with Liszt’s music. In addition to possessing staggeringly accurate and flexible fingers, the 25-year-old pianist commands a wide palette of nuance and tone color, and is quite fond of milking inner voices and shaping fanciful phrases. These characteristics often lend an effortless tone to his interpretations of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes"
Jed Distler, Classics Today

A landmark recording

Released in 2016 by Deutsche Grammophon in 2 CDs, I believe that this is one of the best albums of all transcendental studies by the great composer and virtuoso Franz Liszt.

Many have defined this album of 23 Liszt's etudes as a landmark album. And we must not forget that Trifonov was only 25 years old when he recorded some of the most difficult and technically demanding piano pieces ever composed.

From the demanding piece Mazeppa, considered as one of the most difficult pieces for piano, to the beautiful and ethereal lines of Un Sospiro (from the 3 Studi da Concerto), Trifonov is able to communicate passion, drama and the dreamy atmosphere that Liszt was such a master at creating using all the extension of the keyboard.

You'll be stunned

“What I first listened to Liszt by Trifonov, I was stunned by the clarity, precision and drama"

When you listen to the etudes, you will be stunned by the touch, clarity and dynamic expression of Trifonov, a real contemporary virtuoso.

Get Inspired

If you want to get some inspiration you can watch the trailer of the album below or discover it on Spotify.

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