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Daniil Trifonov (uncredited)

National Symphony Orchestra: Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 / Daniil Trifonov, piano, plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3

Young piano sensation Daniil Trifonov reveals his "scintillating technique and virtuosic flair" (New York Times) in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. Conductor Krzysztof Urbanski also leads Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10.

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Following his sensational NSO debut in early 2014, piano wunderkind Daniil Trifonov returns to showcase his "scintillating technique and virtuosic flair" (New York Times) in another Rachmaninoff masterpiece. The composer's Piano Concerto No. 3 is renowned for its distinctive Russian character, full-blown lyric outpouring, ecstatic energy, and glittering, mercurial climax. Conductor Krzysztof Urbanski also leads Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10.

NSO musicians on Shostakovich's masterpiece:

"Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 is a masterpiece of emotional outpouring; it also displays his affection for coding words into musical tones. For example, the solo horn calls out his love interest Elmira as E-La-MI-Re-A or E-A-E-D-A. His own encoded name DSCH or D-Eb-C-B intertwines with hers, and reappears in the finale's triumphant horns and trumpets."
--Laurel Ohlson, NSO acting principal horn
"We played this great symphony many times under Mstislav Rostropovich, our late former Music Director--it has humor, pathos, drama, and sarcasm. I particularly love the piccolo parts in this piece. There are moments that are shatteringly beautiful and shriekingly terrifying."
--Alice Weinreb, NSO flute

Performance Timing: TBA

NOTE: There is NO late seating for this performance.


  • Krzysztof Urbanski (Ole-Einar Andersen and Adresseavisen) Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor
  • Daniil Trifonov (uncredited) Daniil Trifonov, piano


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