An extraordinary event was held on December 8th at the Fazioli Concert Hall.
da Imagès, primo libro:
24 Preludi, op. 28
Studi Sinfonici, op. 13
Tema - Andante
What will it be?
"Christopher Nupen pioneered a style of filming music and music making for television in which his excellence has rarely been equalled and never excelled. Of that genre he is the undoubted master. His films will endure forever as reference documents to the executant's art in the 20th century and as constant sources of musical delight."
"The best programming of any kind ever transmitted on the PBS Network, not excluding Watergate or the news."
At Kennedy Center, Daniil Trifonov proves himself an heir to Liszt
".....The program signaled that Trifonov, who won the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, is more than just a technical virtuoso — though he is that, in spades. To resort to a cliche — and most descriptions of Trifonov’s playing wind up sounding like cliches — it would be fine to hear him play the phone book, if he found a way to do so."
The film maker
"Christopher Nupen seems to me to be working at the highest level which television is capable of reaching and to be the finest maker of classical music films that we have".
".... Christopher Nupen, to whom all music and musicians owe a debt for a lifetime of producing the finest films that have been made about our art. His films win friends for music every time they are shown. They are internationally acclaimed and, together, they comprise a lasting monument in documenting the peaks of high achievement of the musical scene in the latter part of the twentieth century."
Christopher Nupen has been five times nominated for Classical music DVD of the Year Award in the past 7 years and won it 4 years out of 5 — an unprecedented achievement.
Trifonov embodies a high moment in the history of piano playing which makes this project both historically and artistically important. The film should be made and it should be made now because nobody knows how long any high moment will last.
Allegro Films has made much loved portrait films with Jacqueline du Pré, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Evgeny Kissin, Gidon Kremer, Andrés Segovia, Nathan Milstein, Alice Sommer and others.
They also made The Trout, the most frequently broadcast classical music film in the history of television.
Daniil Trifonov has won both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions.