Magics of Music - Castelfranco Veneto Recital
- Genre: Classical Artists
- Release Date: 9/25/2015
These two films by Christopher Nupen, 4-time winner of the Documentary DVD of the Year Award, offer an intimate view of the artist Daniil Trifonov and his hardly-believable gifts that are currently astonishing the world. Mr. Trifonov, winner of both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions at age 20, talks revealingly about his musical concerns but his modesty prevents him from saying anything at all about his extraordinary technique. "I am just playing the piano." he says. The films contain a number of performances shot live on stage with cameras unusually close to the artist which adds considerably to the power of it's images. They present him in conversations in which he demonstrates his earnestness, exceptional modesty and high intelligence. In the portrait film, Trifonov plays music by Chopin, Ravel and Trifonov himself: part of his First Piano Concerto, filmed at it's world premiere performance at the Cleveland Institute, in the US, in April 2014. In the performance film he plays music by Chopin, Scriabin, Johann Strauss (arr. Trifonov) and Rachmaninov in the elegant Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, near Venice in Italy. "Christopher Nupen: King of the music documentary" - Gramophone Magazine "The most gifted music documentarian of our age" - Classic FM Magazine.