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Two of the most prominent pianists on the Deutsche Grammophon roster were honoured at last night's (10 April) BBC Music Magazine Awards. Daniil Trifonov's Destination Rachmaninov – Departure won the Concerto category and Víkingur Ólafsson's Johann Sebastian Bach was doubly recognised, as both Best Instrumental Album and Album of the Year.

"I am very touched to win this important award for my Bach album," said Ólafsson, "and to know that people enjoy listening to it. Playing and recording Bach is in many ways the most personal thing one can do in music, and I am very grateful for the incredibly kind and generous reactions." Ólafsson has been described by the New York Times as "Iceland's Glenn Gould."

Daniil Trifonov's Destination Rachmaninov – DepartureTrifonov's Destination Rachmaninov – Departure is the first of two discs devoted to the Russian composer's complete piano concertos. The Russian pianist and composer recorded it with the Philadelphia Orchestra, widely seen as America's finest orchestra, and its music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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