Broadcast | Daniil Trifonov & Xian Zhang

Two extraordinary artists explore the never-ending connections that music makes across the ages. Pianist Daniil Trifonov—the 2019 Musical America Artist of the Year—performs Schumann’s poetic concerto. Music Director Xian Zhang conducts. This concert was part of the 2019 Winter Festival.

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Program Notes Concert Info


STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto

SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy (New Jersey Symphony Premiere)


Concert originally performed Jan 25–27, 2019. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark.
Broadcast Mar 29, 2019, on WWFM.

Xian Zhang previews Daniil Trifonov’s New Jersey Symphony debut.

Xian Zhang previews the poetry-inspired music featured in the 2019 Winter Festival, “Music Speaks.”