Daniil Trifonov discography

Daniil Trifonov discography
Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall (37306172974).jpg
Daniil Trifonov performing at Carnegie Hall, October 2017
Studio albums9
Live albums3
Compilation albums1
Contributions2
Video releases2

The recording career of Russian pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov initially focused on the music of Frédéric Chopin. His first three albums, recorded in 2010 and released in 2011, exclusively consisted of works of Chopin: the first album, Daniil Trifonov plays Frédéric Chopin, consisting of music performed live in recitals in Italy, was released by Decca Records in April; his second album, Chopin: Mazurki; Konzert, containing performances from the 16th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (where he won the third prize), was released in May;[1] and finally, his third album, Chopin, a studio recording, was released in July.[2] Trifonov's next album, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, released in 2012, included a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev.[3]

In February 2013, Trifonov signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon (DG).[4] His first album for DG, The Carnegie Recital, is a live recording of a recital he had given in Carnegie Hall that month.[5] Other recitals and chamber music concerts were recorded at festivals such as those of Verbier and Lockenhaus, resulting in a few works, including Mieczysław Weinberg's Sonatina in a performance with Gidon Kremer, being issued on other labels courtesy of DG.[6] Trifonov's second album for DG, Rachmaninov Variations, was devoted to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, and included the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Chopin and Corelli solo piano variations, and Rachmaniana, one of his own piano compositions which he wrote during his first year as a student of the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009–10.[7][8] This album was issued mid-2015.[8] Soon after, a double DVD with two films directed by Christopher Nupen was released. The first DVD included a documentary which featured Trifonov performing excerpts of his own Piano Concerto in E-flat minor; the other DVD featured a live recital interspersed with interviews.[9]

Trifonov's 2016 album for DG, Transcendental, consisting of the complete piano études of Franz Liszt, was a major success. It reached the number one position in the Specialist Classical Albums Chart in the United Kingdom in October 2016, was designated one of "The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2016" by The New York Times,[10] and won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.[11] In 2016, Trifonov also received Gramophone's Artist of the Year Award.[12] In 2017, Trifonov released three albums with DG: an album consisting of piano trios by Rachmaninoff performed with Gidon Kremer and Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė;[13] Chopin Evocations, an album with music written by or in homage of Chopin;[14] and an album with chamber music by Franz Schubert performed with such artists as Anne-Sophie Mutter.[15] Trifonov's two newest albums for DG, Destination Rachmaninov • Departure and Destination Rachmaninov • Arrival were released in 2018 and 2019 respectively; the albums comprise Rachmaninov's four piano concertos with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to J.S. Bach's Partita for violin solo No. 3 in E major (BWV 1006) arranged for piano solo by Rachmaninoff and Trifonov's own transcriptions for piano solo of Vocalise (Op. 34 No. 14) and The Silver Sleigh Bells (first movement of The Bells, Op. 35).[16][17]

Trifonov has earned considerable commercial and critical success. In addition to earning a Grammy for Transcendental, he earned Grammy nominations for Rachmaninov Variations and The Carnegie Recital.[11] In 2016, Trifonov received the Gramophone Classical Music Awards' Artist of the Year Award.[18] His successes also include appearances on international record chart rankings, including eight albums that have ranked on the Billboard Top Classical Album chart.[19]

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS Cl.
[20]
BEL (Fl)
[21]
BEL (Fl) Cl.
[22]
BEL (Wa) Cl.
[23]
FRA
[24]
NLD
[25]
GER
[26]
UK Cl.
[27]
US Cl.
[28]
Chopin
  • Released: 24 July 2011[2]
  • Recorded: St. Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, December 2010
  • Contributing artists: Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and Wojciech Rajski (Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1)
  • Label: Dux Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninov Variations 2 6 5 90 10
Transcendental: Daniil Trifonov Plays Franz Liszt 3 149 3 4 186 42 94 1 4
Preghiera – Rachmaninov: Piano Trios 4 6 8 25
Chopin Evocations 7 10 198 65 142 6
Schubert: Trout Quintet 15 11 17
Destination Rachmaninov • Departure
  • Released: 12 October 2018[17]
  • Recorded: Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, April 2018 (Piano Concerto No. 2 and Bach-Rachmaninoff Partita) and October 2015 (Piano Concerto No. 4; live)
  • Contributing artists: Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (piano concerti)
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
9 5 89 4
Destination Rachmaninov • Arrival
  • Released: 11 October 2019[16][30]
  • Recorded: Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, April 2018 (Piano Concerto No. 3; live) and November 2016 (Piano Concerto No.1); Philharmonie in Berlin, February 2019 (The Silver Sleigh Bells; live); Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall at Princeton University, January 2019 (Vocalise)
  • Contributing artists: Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (piano concerti)
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS Cl.
[20]
BEL (Wa) Cl.
[23]
US Cl.
[28]
Daniil Trifonov plays Frédéric Chopin
  • Released: 2 April 2011[31]
  • Recorded: La Fenice, Venice, Italy, May 2010 (Rondo à la Mazur, Waltz in E-flat major, Etude in F major, and Andante spianato et grande polonaise brilliante); Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile, Italy, November 2010 (Mazurkas, B minor sonata)
  • Label: Decca Classics
  • Format: CD, digital download
15
Chopin: Mazurki; Konzert
Trifonov: The Carnegie Recital 5 10 18

Compilations

Title Album details
Trifonov Live

Contributions

Title Album details
Mieczyslaw Weinberg
  • Released: 28 January 2014[33][34]
  • Recorded: Neuhardenberg and Lockenhaus, November 2012 and July 2013
  • Label: ECM Records
  • Format: CD
Verbier Festival: 25 Years of Excellence
  • Released: 6 July 2018[35]
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Format: CD
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