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Daniil Trifonov - Destination Rachmaninov is one of the outstanding releases of the year / The Guardian

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One might have thought that the prospect of Daniil Trifonov playing two of Rachmaninov's piano concertos would have been enough to sell a disc without any need for extra marketing gimmicks – Trifonov is perhaps the most exciting pianist to have emerged internationally in the last 30 years, and peerless today as a Rachmaninov interpreter. Yet the album comes encumbered with an odd, awkward title – "Destination Rachmaninov. Departure" – and festooned with moody images of the pianist in an old-fashioned railway carriage. It's strange packaging for one of the outstanding releases of the year, though as soon as you hear it, all that becomes irrelevant.