Pianist Daniil Trifonov Performs Bach, Beethoven and Liszt

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Every Tuesday night, we're re-broadcasting a concert from the 2014-15 season of Carnegie Hall Live. Tune in Tuesday, June 2 at 9 pm to relive Daniil Trifonov's recital from December 2014.

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov performs works by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt at Carnegie Hall. Along with our audio broadcast, a video stream of the performance will be available on this page provided by Medici.TV Trifonov's heavyweight program includes an arrangement of Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue for Organ, BWV 542, Beethoven’s monumental Piano Sonata, Op. 111 and Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes.

Now in his early 20s, Trifonov made a name for himself when he won both the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 2011. He has since been a fixture of major concert halls around the world and in February 2013 he signed a recording deal with Deutsche Grammophon.

Co-hosting the broadcast are WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon and Tony-Award and multiple Emmy Award-winning star of stage and screen, David Hyde Pierce.


  • BACH Fantasy and Fugue for Organ in G Minor, BWV 542 (trans. for piano by Franz Liszt, S. 463)
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
  • LISZT Transcendental Etudes, S. 139
  • MEDTNER "Alla Reminiscenza" from Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38 (encore)

This concert was also available for live video streaming from Medici.TV. Watch the archive here:

Be sure to VOTE in our quiz and we'll reveal the answer at intermission:


The correct answer is: Josef Hofman.

We asked you to share your thoughts during the concert on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CHLive. Below is a collection of your tweets and photos.