“Establishing closer connection to the music—when you feel that there is no physical distance between your fingers—if your fingers go directly from your heart.”
This episode—the show’s most viewed to date—was recommended by the critic Norman Lebrecht as a “focused, intimate” interview and cited in The Washington Post.
Daniil Trifonov (Deutsche Grammophon recording artist and winner of the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky Competitions) describes his work day and methods, while demonstrating from his repertoire. He discusses the importance of isolation in musical discovery, and his experiments with sound and emotional impulse in practice. And he shares some very unusual methods of practice.
Running time: 13 minutes