Performance Friday, January 23, 2015 | 8 PM

Gidon Kremer
Daniil Trifonov

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Violin legend Gidon Kremer and the exciting young pianist Daniil Trifonov perform music that spans 18th-century Vienna to the 20th-century Soviet Union. Mozart’s E-flat Sonata features an exciting Rondo finale with variations. Schubert’s deceptively simple Fantasy in C Major also has variations—a virtuoso set on his song “Sei mir gegrüsst” (“I greet you”). The music of Polish-born Soviet composer Weinberg shares common ground with that of his friend and mentor Shostakovich, yet maintains its own original voice—particularly in its use of Jewish folk-like themes. Gidon Kremer, a champion of Weinberg’s music, brings tremendous flair and feeling to two of the composer’s violin works.


  • Gidon Kremer, Violin
  • Daniil Trifonov, Piano


  • MOZART Fantasy for Solo Piano, K. 397
  • WEINBERG Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
  • MOZART Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 481
  • WEINBERG Solo Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 126
  • SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D. 934


Scubert's Fantasy in C Major, D. 934 (Andante molto)
Gidon Kremer, Violin | Valery Afanassiev, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon


Relive Daniil Trifonov's December 9 recital at Carnegie Hall.

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This performance is part of Great Artists II, and All-Star Ensembles.