Daniil Trifonov / Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra

Rachmaninov Variations

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AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson

While Sergey Rachmaninov is justly celebrated for his piano concertos and symphonies, his sets of variations shouldn't be overlooked, for they are among his most inventive and satisfying works. Russian pianist Danil Trifonov plays the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, the Variations on a Theme of Chopin, and the Variations on a Theme of Corelli on this 2015 Deutsche Grammophon release, and he offers his own special tribute to the composer in his solo piano suite, Rachmaniana. For the Rhapsody, Trifonov is joined by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, an ensemble that counts historic performances with Rachmaninov as part of its heritage, and plays with its characteristic lush sound and passionate expression. Trifonov is brilliant and precise in the Rhapsody, collaborating fully with the orchestra and sharing the spotlight as much as possible in such a showpiece. Yet in the solo variations, he is able to stretch out and demonstrate his gift for deeply expressive playing, as well as a talent for fantasy in his own composition. The reproduction throughout this CD is transparent and finely detailed, though the Rhapsody offers the most vibrant and spacious sound.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43 for piano and orchestra
1 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:27 Amazon
2 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:17 Amazon
3 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:18 Amazon
4 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:25 Amazon
5 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:29 Amazon
6 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:29 Amazon
7 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:11 Amazon
8 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:06 Amazon
9 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:34 Amazon
10 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:32 Amazon
11 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:53 Amazon
12 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:33 Amazon
13 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:31 Amazon
14 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:30 Amazon
15 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:46 Amazon
16 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:07 Amazon
17 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:48 Amazon
18 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 02:12 Amazon
19 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 02:54 Amazon
20 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:32 Amazon
21 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:37 Amazon
22 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:26 Amazon
23 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:45 Amazon
24 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:00 Amazon
25 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:20 Amazon
Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op. 22 for piano solo
26 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:16 Amazon
27 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:32 Amazon
28 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:17 Amazon
29 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:17 Amazon
30 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:43 Amazon
31 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:26 Amazon
32 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:08 Amazon
33 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:16 Amazon
34 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:17 Amazon
35 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:20 Amazon
36 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:17 Amazon
37 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:29 Amazon
38 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:40 Amazon
39 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:24 Amazon
40 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:23 Amazon
41 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:35 Amazon
42 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:01 Amazon
43 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 03:27 Amazon
44 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 04:12 Amazon
45 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:41 Amazon
Rachmaniana
46 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 02:04 Amazon
47 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 02:12 Amazon
48 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 02:09 Amazon
49 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:48 Amazon
50 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 03:19 Amazon
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 for piano solo
51 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:54 Amazon
52 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:34 Amazon
53 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:32 Amazon
54 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:36 Amazon
55 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:56 Amazon
56 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:19 Amazon
57 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:20 Amazon
58 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:24 Amazon
59 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:59 Amazon
60 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:07 Amazon
61 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:33 Amazon
62 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:22 Amazon
63 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:31 Amazon
64 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:28 Amazon
65 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:16 Amazon
66 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:06 Amazon
67 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 01:38 Amazon
68 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:29 Amazon
69 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:56 Amazon
70 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:29 Amazon
71 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:24 Amazon
72 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 00:54 Amazon
73 Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov 02:10 Amazon
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