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Tiempo’s Revolutionary Thirds Equals Three?

October 10th, 2008 in Top Video Picks by | 1 comment

One plus one equals three?
It’s a word most of us are familiar with, but sometimes difficult to grasp.
Synergies arise when the combination of energies, resources, talents and efforts add up to more than the sum of their parts.
The idea of combining challenging principles in the Études of Chopin (Opp. 10 and 25) was tested at an early stage by Leopold Godowsky in his 48 Studies on Chopin´s Études (and recorded by Marc-André Hamelin in 2000).

This is Tiempo’s own two Chopin études mix-arrangement of the ”Revolutionary” Op. 10/12 and the ”Thirds” Op. 25/6.

Heralded by critics and fellow musicians as one of the outstanding pianists of his generation, Argentine-Venezuelan pianist Sergio Tiempo has quickly risen to international prominence since his debut in 1986 at age 14 as part of the “Great Pianists” series at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
He now appears regularly in recitals and with orchestras in the great concert halls of Europe, North America, South America and Japan.

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  • Mike Langlois says:

    It’s very cool, from an athletic standpoint, but I what I hear is basically the thirds étude, with an alternate accompaniment. What could have been more interesting is if he could made the themes from each piece talk to each other in dialogue!


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