In the great tradition of Russian pianist-composers, Trifonov may be rightly considered an heir to Rachmaninov - a passionate virtuoso at the keyboard and a Romantic spirit in his own compositions With this album, the young artist pays tribute to his illustrious musical forefather with a fascinating programme comprising three sets of Rachmaninov Variations: the hyper-virtuostic Variations on a theme of Corelli and the rare Variations on a Theme of Chopin for solo piano, along with the famous and much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra.
1) Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op. 22
2) Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
3) Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43
4) Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin