The silver age amount of art in russian record just isn't just one visual, says daniil trifonov, but describes an extremely fractured social, political and intellectual environment.

Essentially, he is referring to the initial half of the 20th century. in musical terms what this means is the generation dominated by stravinsky and prokofiev, who both spent extended periods from their particular russian homeland and whose music straddled worldwide boundaries.

Trifonov's new two-disc set, silver age, is devoted largely to those two composers. it really is demonstrably designed to make a significant declaration, including not only key solo piano works and a smattering of smaller rarities, but additionally two of the very most challenging concertos associated with period prokofiev's piano concerto # 2 and scriabin's piano concerto.

There's plenty of virtuoso playing is heard, although character of trifonov's activities is certainly not simply that. stravinsky's technically dazzling three movements from petrushka run into accurate, detail by detail, whimsical, in the place of an attempt to reflect an orchestral showpiece regarding piano. prokofiev's piano sonata number 8 likewise is a lot more than just wartime driving power.

Into the two concertos trifonov gets wholehearted assistance from the mariinsky orchestra and valery gergiev. the prokofiev is as unforgettable for the fine routes of fantasy such as its trenchant energy and also the scriabin takes off with tremendous, soaring lan.

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