Martino Tirimo plays Tchaikovsky,
reviewed by MALCOLM MILLER
It is an intriguing phenomenon that Tchaikovsky's solo piano works are far less familiar than his piano concertos, orchestral works and chamber music, yet for Martino Tirimo, curator of the three-concert mini-Festival at London's Kings Place entitled Tchaikovsky -- Romantic Genius, they deserve to be rated far more highly. Tirimo's superb opening recital on 16 May 2012 focused on two multi-movement collections, The Seasons Op 37a and the Nutcracker Suite in Mikhail Pletnev's dazzling transcription. In a conversation prior to the concert Tirimo explained to me the unique qualities of The Seasons. 'All the pieces are different', he explained, and whilst amateurs perform some of the pieces, others, like the 'Troika' are 'pianistically exciting and marvellously written'...
Copyright © 26 May 2012