Forbidden City Concert – with Daniil Trifonov, Mari Samuelsen & Co.
Shanghai SO, Long Yu
In 2018, 17 years since a classical music event was last staged at the location, Deutsche Grammophon celebrated its 120th anniversary with a special concert at the myth-enshrouded Forbidden City in Beijing. It's hard to think of a more spectacular setting than the 15th-century palace complex; and the concert boasts a suitably star-studded lineup of soloists joining the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra: Daniil Trifonov in Rachmaninoff's sweepingly Romantic Second Piano Concerto, violinist Mari Samuelsen in atmospheric music by Max Richter, and a superb trio of singers – along with the Vienna Singverein – in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, whose archaic force fits perfectly into the uniquely impressive setting.
- Aida Garifullina (Soprano), Mari Samuelsen (Violin), Toby Spence (Tenor), Ludovic Tézier (Baritone), Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
- Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir
- Long Yu