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Daniil Trifonov - Transcendental wins 2018 GRAMMY in 'Best Classical Instrumental Solo'

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Tonight, the 60th annual Grammy Awards take place at New York's Madison Square Garden. Hosted by James Corden. JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lorde, and Childish Gambino lead this year's nominations.

Winners so far include - Daniil Trifonov for his Deutsche Grammophon recording - Transcendental. Trifonov is one of the few pianists to have recorded Liszt's concert Études in one concentrated period and the first to record them in full. He set down his visionary interpretations within the space of five days, a feat in keeping with the tireless energy and superhuman spirit of Liszt himself. Trifonov's approach to Liszt is informed by the legacy of the Russian school of piano playing in which he was raised and by his profound understanding of the composer's musical language. "Liszt's technical virtuosity is just a means to evoke extremes of emotion," observes Trifonov. "His daring harmonic and structural innovations revealed new horizons for emotional and psychological expression in music. His compositions can be described as dynamic depictions of the spiritual experiences of a Romantic soul."