Provocative Prokofiev: Daniil Trifonov performs in Moscow
Easter Festival 2012
The young Sergei Prokofiev loved to provoke his audience as a pianist, as well as a composer. His first piano concerto is characterised by unleashed playfulness; his First Symphony dares to brazenly reinterpret Haydn's compositional style, while the Fifth Symphony is no stranger to clever wit, equally impressive in its tonal force and emotional depth. These works are performed as part of a guest appearance at the 2012 Moscow Easter Festival by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra from St. Petersburg, where the composer began his music studies at the age of 13. Pianist Daniil Trifonov and conductor Valery Gergiev bring these works to life as two of the most expert Prokofiev interpreters in the classical world.
- Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
- Mariinsky Orchestra
- Valery Gergiev