Yooo I’ve got tickets to see tha TRIF play this week, solo program of Szymanowski Sonata no. 3, Debussy Pour le Piano, and Brahms F minor Sonata. Anybody heard him in person before? I heard him do Prok 2 a few years ago and didn’t like it, but I loved his playing in the competitions, so I’m curious what he’ll do in this rep.
From what I’ve heard, he’s either really great or pretty terrible; he’s a weird artist. He can play the most elegant Chopin you’ve ever heard, then mercilessly massacre Petrushka.
I don’t know the Szymanowski at all, the Debussy will probably not be to my taste, but the Prokofiev and Brahms I’m really excited for.
What do you guys think of Trif? Why the fuck is DG giving his albums those gayass titles? Did he and argerich ever fuck? Will he ever compose something that doesn’t sound like Korngold jizzing on Rachmaninoff? so many questions…