SERGIO TIEMPO'S LATEST ALBUM SELECTED AS GRAMOPHONE'S CHOICE !
‘…In both Liszt’s Totentanz and Tchaikovsky’s First piano Concerto, [Sergio Tiempo] more than fulfills his early and extraordinary promises. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that he may well be the most dazzling and spontaneous pianist of his generation. At every point he turns the heat up to near boiling point, joyfully and unapologetically flaunting his virtuoso bird-of-paradise feathers. His octave technique is superhuman: try the famous cannonade of octaves in the first movement of the Tchaikovsky,… Every bar sparks with a fearless, vivid and audacious life, and no other recent version of the Tchaikovsky comes within distance of this.Tiempo’s endless pianistic resource is no less evident in Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets, their florid emotional live,…, ideally suited to such volatility and imagination. Well recorded and accompanied, with the pianist’s own playful and perpective essay, this is a record in a thousand’, Gramophone Choice, B.M., April 2012
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