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OSM & Daniil Trifonov Storm Citadel / The Boston Musical Intelligencer

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As part of its cross-country tour, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal dazzled Symphony Hall Wednesday night under the direction of music director Kent Nagano in Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with Russian piano sensation Daniil Trifonov. Each of the works represents an integral part of the Russian-French musical ingenuity of the early decades of the 20th century, connected by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Vaclav Nijinsky. This stylistic and cultural common tone united this troika of works, similar in conception yet distinct in execution.

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