These are stunning live recordings made at the Progetto Martha Argerich Festival, Lugano. This CD is an absolutely must-have for piano lovers. Whilst some might be astonished by the liberties taken by the artists, most will be thrilled by the sheer joy and excitement emanating from these performances.
22nd January 2012
“a pianist of electrifying brilliance. Liszt’s Totentanz is, of course, all demonic brilliance — Tiempo attacks it with ebullient swagger. If there’s a meandering feeling to much of his take on Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, the finale bristles with excitement.”
The Independent on Sunday
29th January 2012
“A strong sense of lyricism and a taut technique colour...Tiempo is a graduate of Martha Argerich's Lugano Project and it shows: the hurtling passions and moments of introversion in the Tchaikovsky are cleverly navigated.”
“Tiempo is not hidebound by barlines and regularity of metre, and there's a degree of rhythmic waywardness and freedom which allows him to unfold these works in an improvisatory manner..With so many performances these days that are somewhat conservative and predictable, it's wonderful to encounter a young firebrand who has so much to say, with a prodigious technique married with the widest range of tone and colour.”
“he more than fulfills his early and extraordinary promise. 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 up the heat to near boiling point, joyfully and unapologetically flaunting his virtuoso bird-of-paradise feathers...this is a record in a thousand.”
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