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Daniil Trifonov plays Celebrity Series / Boston Music Intelligencer review

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A large and enthusiastic crowd greeted Daniil Trifonov's arrival on Jordan Hall's stage Friday night for the Celebrity Series of Boston. Trifonov is a "virtuoso pianist" in the grand tradition of virtuoso piano players. He is also a big pianist, as in a big technique, big gestures, and big sound. Trifonov also has large hands and long fingers (as did Liszt, a feature that was often remarked upon by other pianists, with some jealousy). With such tools Trifonov is able to tell an audience: "look, this music is very hard…but don't worry. I am able to make it sound easy." That he did. Moreover, taking Trifonov's programming decisions as an indication, there is a keen intelligence directing those fingers.  READ THE FULL Boston Music Intelligencer REVIEW