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Go backstage with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada and hear some of his personal insights on the Houston Symphony's next concert. On this insallment, Maestro Estrada chats with Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu about the Symphony's upcoming performances with the young Russian piano virtuoso, Daniil Trifonov, recently named Gramophone "Artist of the Year" 2016. Trifonov will be the soloist in Robert Schumann's passionate and poetic Piano Concerto. The Houston Symphony presents the program, Trifonov Plus Rachmaninoff, on Thursday, November 3, 8pm; Saturday, November 5, 8pm; and Sunday, November 6, 2:30pm at Jones Hall.

Trifonov's new Deutsche Grammophon CD of Liszt's concert Études is a visionary interpretations within the space of five days, a feat in keeping with the tireless energy and superhuman spirit of Liszt himself. "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."

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