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Album: Liszt / Tchaikovsky, Totentanz etc – Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana / Marin / Tiempo (Avanticlassic)

A strong sense of lyricism and a taut technique colour Sergio Tiempo's live recording of Liszt's Totentanz and Tre Sonetti...and Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto.

Though Liszt's use of the "Dies Irae" chant is as subtle as a Hammer horror film, Tiempo and conductor Ion Marin emphasise the dance in Totentanz. 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.