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Discussion: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Trifonov, Gergiev

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Post by deckerm August 21, 2012 (1 of 22)
really looking forward to this one

Post by canonical August 21, 2012 (2 of 22)
why?

Post by Polly Nomial August 22, 2012 (3 of 22)
I think it's garnered rave reviews on BD (video) already and, besides, why shouldn't one be excited?!?

Post by deckerm August 22, 2012 (4 of 22)
it is rare to win the Tchaikovsky / Chopin / Rubinstein competitions in a year and he did it. Furthermore, as a member of the Remembering Rubinstein Yahoo group, we had pretty good dialogue from someone very close to Mr. Rubinstein who went to the competition and recorded that performance.

Post by canonical August 22, 2012 (5 of 22)
Thanks.

My 'why?' was not intended as a comment on the pianist ... but rather:

a) my wondering what one would do with yet another rendition of Tchaikovsky 1, and

b) my disappointment in recent Mariinsky issues on the sonic side, especially given that their early releases were top notch.

Thanks for the blurb re Daniil ... looked him up ... he looks like a brilliant pianist ... lots of goodies on youtube with him, here playing a Fazioli:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH54xvCgE3g

Post by deckerm August 22, 2012 (6 of 22)
understand. I certainly dont need another Tchaikovsky 1 (i might have 30 at this point) but its popular for a reason. The Schubert / Liszt pieces also intrigue me...I love the Erlking - it is so fun to play

Post by Polly Nomial August 31, 2012 (7 of 22)
Can't help but agree with Castor - the sound is truly abysmal and Trifonov does not deserve such.

Post by Anders August 31, 2012 (8 of 22)
Polly Nomial said:

Can't help but agree with Castor - the sound is truly abysmal and Trifonov does not deserve such.

Unfortunately it´s just like You say. I was very disappointed. The worst recording coming my way. In the future I will listen carefully before buying from this source.

Post by hiredfox August 31, 2012 (9 of 22)
Anders said:

Unfortunately it´s just like You say. I was very disappointed. The worst recording coming my way. In the future I will listen carefully before buying from this source.

I was surprised that Gergiev would agree to put his name to a debut disc from a young unknown competition winner (very unusual) unless he is sponsoring the kid.

I can't go quite as far as you in condemning this disc out-of-hand but the performance lacks authority and emotional expression as one might perhaps imagine although Trifinov's playing is supremely technically competent. It is rather more than typing in the music but far from convincing on a score that even old masters like Claudio Arrau had trouble mastering.


The recording is also somewhat abrasive and one notes that Classic Sounds have stepped back from this one (seemingly) and encouraged Russian engineers to run the recording side of things.

Worth a listen but harder to recommend amongst a very crowded field of superb interpretations on vinyl, CD & SACD. Not sure who'd buy it apart from people like me?

Post by Fugue August 31, 2012 (10 of 22)
hiredfox said:


Worth a listen but harder to recommend amongst a very crowded field of superb interpretations on vinyl, CD & SACD. Not sure who'd buy it apart from people like me?

Wow, that's disappointing. I just removed it from my Wishlist!

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