Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker magazine, compares the furore created by Daniil Trifonov with those identified with Horowitz, Paderewski, Richter, Argerich and Kissin. This characteristic that he associates with “exhibiting intelligence as well as dexterity” brings these musicians closer “to the unearthly, the diabolical”. On his return to Gulbenkian Music, Trifonov performs the only Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Robert Schumann, one of his works of choice, in a programme that also highlights a strong Finnish influence in the direction of Hannu Lintu and the other two works in the programme.
Hannu Lintu Conductor
Daniil Trifonov Piano
Cantus Arcticus, op. 61
Piano Concerto, in A minor, op. 54
Symphony No. 2, in D major, op. 43
20 January, 18:00 – Congress Area
By Alexandre Delgado