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Trifonov is extraordinary in his survey of 20th century piano / New York Classical Review

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Daniil Trifonov's Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series came to an end a little after 10 p.m. Friday night, as the last of several ovations finally died down. It has been quite a season for him and for the audiences that have been able to hear the range and depth of artistry of this still-young pianist (he turned 27 in March), and it was fittingly capped by a concert that will live in memory as a high point in a lifetime's concert-going experience.

The concert was "Decades," Trifonov picking one work from each of the decades of the 20th Century, and playing them in chronological order, although the presentation came up a little short, as Thomas Adès' Traced Overhead, originally planned to represent the 1990s, was cut, leaving John Corigliano's 1985 Fantasia on an Ostinato as the conclusion.

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