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Daniil Trifonov captivates full house for La Jolla Music Society recital / San Diego Union - Tribune

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No one wanted to break the musical spells that Daniil Trifonov cast in Sherwood Auditorium on Sunday evening. In a La Jolla Music Society recital devoted to virtuosic variations and expansive sonatas, the young pianist captivated a full house with his seemingly superhuman technique and intuitively poetic interpretations. Who would dare intrude on his pianissimos, so delicate their beginnings were imperceptible, tones appearing out of nowhere? What brazen clod would interrupt the timing of his phrasing or tromp on his smooth and liquid arpeggiations? Who could have the effrontery to encroach on one of his pauses after it had been set up so exquisitely in the preceding notes?

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