classical music

Daniil Trifonov: Scriabin, Beethoven & Prokofiev

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

The much sought-after pianist explores the mystical world of Scriabin and embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War Sonata.

Recently named Musical America’s Artist of the Year for 2018, and winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year Award, Daniil Trifonov is now one of the most sought-after pianists in the world.

Steeped in the composer’s highly personal brand of mysticism, the extraordinary music of Alexander Scriabin possesses an ethereal spirituality alongside a dark, anxious energy.

Although fundamentally tonal, the Op.42 Etudes convey a mood of restlessness and disquiet through the rhythmic and harmonic complexities of the music.

The short Ninth Sonata is perhaps Scriabin’s best-known piano work. Nicknamed ‘Black Mass’ (not by its composer, though he did approve it), the sonata’s atonality and chromaticism give full expression to Scriabin’s dark mysticism.

The good-natured mood of the opening movement of Beethoven’s great penultimate Sonata moves towards a pensive finale and triumphant conclusion.

Prokofiev’s Sonata No.8 is the third of the composer’s famed ‘War Sonatas’.

Opening in a mood of quiet yet off-balanced mystery, the work develops a percussive energy but, by the end, leaves us with an air of ambiguity and uncertainty.

Performers

Daniil Trifonov piano

Repertoire

Scriabin: 8 Etudes, Op.42; Piano Sonata No.9 in F, Op.68 (Black Mass)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A flat, Op.110
Interval
Prokofiev: Sonata No.8 in B flat, Op.84

Dates & times

31 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 110 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£15 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing
Book 3 to 4 events in the International Piano Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

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