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Daniil Trifonov - Destination Rachmaninov - Departure (Music Short Film: Teaser A)

Until recently, most classical music videos have been humdrum affairs. Musicians, in concert attire, earnestly produce their notes with eyes closed and heads tilted in a beatific expression, somewhere between a migraine and an attempt to channel Bach from the heavens. But with imagination, and a little cash, it's possible to shoot something more pleasing and exotic - like, for example, a Western by way of Rachmaninov. That's what folks at the Deutsche Grammophon label have done to promote their new release, Destination Rachmaninov – Departure, by pianist Daniil Trifonov.

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