The Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov / Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Symphony No. 2

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Pete Checchia
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta

Authentic Rachmaninov

»What he does with his hands is technically incredible,« said the great Martha Argerich about Daniil Trifonov. »He has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that.« The star Russian pianist can justifiably be called »Mr Rachmaninov«: he has engaged intensively with the work of his compatriot, who is often called the last Romantic due to his smooth tonal language. Trifonov now performs the Piano Concerto No. 4 with the amazing Philadelphia Orchestra, with which Rachmaninov enjoyed a very special relationship.

After the October Revolution of 1917, Rachmaninov emigrated to the USA, where he regularly worked with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The renowned orchestra also premiered his Piano Concerto No. 4. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the orchestra’s current music director, is continuing this tradition. The dynamic Canadian conducts Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, which was premiered to great acclaim in Saint Petersburg in 1908 – and has remained one of his most popular works to this day.


The Philadelphia Orchestra

Daniil Trifonov piano

conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin


Sergej Rachmaninow
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40


Johann Sebastian Bach / Sergej Rachmaninow
Gavotte aus der Partita Nr. 3 E-Dur BWV 1006

Sergej Rachmaninow
Vocalise / from: 14 Songs, Op. 34

– Interval –

Sergej Rachmaninow
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Estimated end time

approx. 22:00


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Promoter: HamburgMusik / Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2023 Europe Tour is made possible through the generous support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Lead support for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Rachmaninoff 150 Celebration is provided by Tatiana Copeland. Mrs Copeland’s mother was the niece of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Tatiana Copeland was named after the composer’s daughter, Tatiana Sergeyevna Rachmaninoff.

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