Daniil Trifonov plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, who also perform excerpts of Stravinsky's arrangement of Sleeping Beauty.
Daniil Trifonov plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 with the LPO.
Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall on 17th March
Presented by Ian Skelly
Tchaikovsky (arr. Stravinsky): Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss
Daniil Trifonov (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
'My heartfelt homage to Tchaikovsky's wonderful talent': audiences in the 1920s were astonished when the modernist firebrand Stravinsky started adapting Tchaikovsky (tonight we hear his arrangements of 'Variation d'Aurore' and 'Bluebird pas-de-deux' from Sleeping Beauty). In fact, Stravinsky adored him, and his ballet The Fairy's Kiss transforms Tchaikovsky's music into something that magically fuses the spirit of both composers. And what better homage to the composer that Stravinsky revered so much than a performance of Tchaikovsky's sweeping First Piano Concerto, performed tonight by the incomparable Daniil Trifo.