Rachmaninoff Festival FirstSymphony and Piano Concerto No. 4
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First Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 4

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$33-134

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

19

Nov, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM

20

Nov, 2015

Friday, 2:00 PM

21

Nov, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Part of Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival

Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival continues with the dramatic First Symphony and the Russian master’s take on jazz through his Fourth Piano Concerto, composed mostly in New York. Daniil Trifonov — “a superpianist, one of those rare performers for whom no technical hurdle is too difficult, and who can tease captivating music out of the densest jumble of notes” (Musical Toronto) — is the soloist. Orchestra seats start at $54.

Read about Daniil Trifonov in The Times (London)

Program

Rachmaninoff/Orch. A. Leytush

Russian Song, Op. 11, No. 3

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Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 4

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Symphony No. 1

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Artists

Neeme Järvi

Conductor

Neeme Järvi

Conductor

Conductor

The head of a musical dynasty, Neeme Järvi is one of today’s most respected maestros and has amassed a discography of almost 500 recordings. Over his long and highly successful career he has worked with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, and continues to have regular relationships with the NHK, Shanghai, and Singapore symphony orchestras. Mr. Järvi has held positions with ensembles across the world, and is currently artistic director of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, music director emeritus with both the Residentie Orkest and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, principal conductor emeritus of the Gothenburg Symphony, conductor laureate of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and head of conducting/artistic advisor of the Gstaad Conducting Academy. Until the summer of 2015 he was artistic and music director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and ended his tenure with a European tour. 

Having recorded with Chandos for more than 30 years, his latest disc is A Festival of Fucík with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Other recent releases include Tchaikovsky’s complete ballets with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as works by Joachim Raff, Massenet, Chabrier, Saint-Saëns, Atterberg, Suchon, and Xaver Scharwenka. His discography also includes critically acclaimed complete orchestral cycles of Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Richard Strauss, Mahler, Dvořák, Glazunov, Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen, and Brahms. He has championed less widely known composers such as Wilhelm Stenhammar, Hugo Alfvén, and Niels Gade; Franz Berwald, Johann Svendsen, and Johan Halvorsen of Norway; and composers from his native Estonia including Rudolf Tobias, Artur Kapp, Eduard Tubin, and Arvo Pärt. He has also recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, BIS, and EMI throughout his career. 

Neeme Järvi’s international awards and accolades include an honorary doctorate from the Music Academy of Estonia in Tallinn and the Order of the National Coat of Arms from the President of the Republic of Estonia, Mr. Lennart Meri. The Mayor of Tallinn presented Mr. Järvi with the city’s first-ever ceremonial sash and coat of arms insignia, and he has been named one of the Estonians of the Century. He holds an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Detroit’s Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, honorary doctorates from the University of Aberdeen and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and has received the Commander of the North Star Order from King Karl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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Daniil Trifonov

Piano

Daniil Trifonov

Piano

Daniil Trifonov

Piano

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been named The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence for the 2019–20 season. His activities reflect his many talents: champion of the concerto repertoire, with performances of works by Scriabin and Mozart in New York and on tour; solo artist, with a recital at Alice Tully Hall; and collaborator in chamber music and composer, with a performance with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet of his Piano Quintet at 92nd Street Y, the work’s New York Premiere.

Mr. Trifonov was named Musical America’s Artist of the Year of 2019 and Gramophone’s Artist of the Year in 2016. In 2018 he won his first Grammy Award: Best Instrumental Solo Album for Transcendental, a double album of works by Liszt and his third title as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon (DG) artist.

Mr. Trifonov launched the New York Philharmonic’s 2018–19 season and Jaap van Zweden’s tenure as Music Director with Ravel’s Concerto in G for the Opening Gala Concert, and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in the opening subscription program. He revisits the Ravel on tour with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle, and during a residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, where he appears with the Vienna Philharmonic and gives the Austrian premiere of his own Piano Concerto. He also performs the Emperor with the London, National, and Cincinnati symphony orchestras, as well as The Cleveland Orchestra, with which he embarks on a tour of Asia.

During a season-long residency with the Berlin Philharmonic, Daniil Trifonov plays Scriabin’s concerto with Andris Nelsons. Other highlights include returns to Carnegie Hall with longtime collaborator Valery Gergiev and the MET Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. On his upcoming DG release, Destination Rachmaninov: Departure, he performs the Second and Fourth Piano Concertos with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, his partners on 2015’s Rachmaninov: Variations.

In recital this season, Mr. Trifonov plays concertos by Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev at Carnegie and in Berlin, where his Berlin Philharmonic residency features multiple solo and chamber performances. These include accounts of his own Piano Quintet, of which he also gives the Cincinnati Premiere with the Ariel Quartet. In Berlin, and at 92nd Street Y, he plays duo recitals with his frequent partner, baritone Matthias Goerne.

The Philharmonic’s relationship with Daniil Trifonov began with his critically acclaimed Philharmonic debut in 2012 at the age of 21. In November 2015 he was the featured soloist in Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival and subsequently joined the Philharmonic Board of Directors.

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