Critic’s Choice

Thu Mar 14, 2019 at 7:27 am


Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Daniil Trifonov are two of the greatest soloists on the current classical music scene. Though very different musicians, they do share complete technical command, as well as valuing a constant search for meaning and revelation in the music they perform.

This Sunday at 92Y, the two will come together, in the company of some of the finest string players in the New York Philharmonic (including concertmaster Frank Huang, principal violist Cynthia Phelps, and principal cellist Carter Brey). As part of the Philharmonic’s chamber music offerings, Goerne (the orchestra’s artist-in-residence this season), and Trifonov (the artist-in-residence for 2019-2020), will deliver chamber arrangements of songs by Schubert and Schumann, the Op. 91 Zwei Gesänge by Brahms, and Hanns Eisler’s too-little-heard Ernste Gesänge. And in what promises to be a spectacular hand-off from one artist to the next, Trifonov will be at the center of Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1.

Matthias Goerne, Daniil Trifonov, and New York Philharmonic musicians play Schubert, Schumann, Eisler, and Brahms, 3 p.m., Sunday, at 92Y.

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