Recently announced as winner of an OPUS KLASSIK 2021 Instrumentalist of the Year award, Daniil Trifonov now presents his new Deutsche Grammophon solo recording, Bach – The Art of Life. Centred around Johann Sebastian Bach’s late masterpiece The Art of Fugue, the new double album reflects Trifonov’s insight into the family life and music-making of one of the greatest composers of all time. Works by four of Johann Sebastian’s sons, as well as two pieces known to have been Bach family favourites are also included in a programme taking in everything from light-hearted, dance-like pieces to the haunting Chaconne in D minor. Already renowned for his recordings of the Romantic repertoire, Daniil Trifonov brings the same magical combination of vitality, sensitivity and flawless technical command to these works of an earlier age. Bach – The Art of Life will be released today.
Trifonov was named Instrumentalist of the Year/Piano by the jury of the OPUS KLASSIK Awards for Silver Age, his double album of music by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Scriabin. He is set to accept the prestigious honour and perform at the annual event’s gala at the Berlin Konzerthaus on Sunday 10 October. The ceremony will be televised by OPUS Klassik’s media partner ZDF at 10.15pm (CET).