Daniil Trifonov



Alban Berg

Piano Sonata Op. 1

Sergei Prokofiev

Sarcasms for Piano Op. 17

Béla Bartók

Out of Doors for Piano Sz 81

Aaron Copland

Piano Variations

Olivier Messiaen

Le Baiser de l'enfant-Jésus (from Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus for Piano)

György Ligeti

Musica ricercata for Piano


Karlheinz Stockhausen

Klavierstück IX

John Adams

China Gates for Piano

John Corigliano

Fantasia on an Ostinato for Piano

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Daniil Trifonov sets out on an extraordinary journey through the piano literature of the 20th century: performing one seminal work from each decade, he reveals its breathtaking stylistic diversity and rapid development—from Berg’s post-Romantic Opus 1 to Messiaen’s kaleidoscopic interplay of colors and Stockhausen’s avant-garde rigidity, to the minimalist rhythms of John Adams.

This concert, originally announced for November 9, 2020, was rescheduled to May 16, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The concert of the Boulez Ensemble conducted by Zubin Mehta, originally scheduled for this date, has been moved to April 25, 2021.