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Daniil Trifonov & Philadelphia Orchestra - GRAMMY Nom for Rachmaninov Variations / WRTI

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Among the works Sergei Rachmaninov promoted were his variations on themes of other composers. The Philadelphia Orchestra - and the bright, new star Daniil Trifonov - are shining a new light on a popular piece as well as lesser-known works in the genre. Trifonov's latest recording for Deutsche Grammophon, released on August 28, 2015,  pays homage to his musical idol, Sergei Rachmaninov, as the 24-year-old Russian artist connects with the soul and spirit of his fellow countryman's art.

Listen to Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin talk with WRTI: Philadelphia Susan Lewis about the Orchestra's recent recording, Rachmaninov Variations, which has just earned a GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.