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Chopin Unwrapped, Martino Tirimo, Kings Place | reviews, news & interviews

Chopin Unwrapped, Martino Tirimo, Kings Place

Chopin Unwrapped, Martino Tirimo, Kings Place

The great Cypriot pianist ends his Chopin marathon in high encyclopedic style

Martino Tirimo: cramming a lifetime's experience into a final two-hour Chopin recital

So most of us blinked and missed Martha Argerich gliding into Kings Place's Argentine celebrations last week. Yet here I am writing again about this liveliest of venues' Chopin marathon, and like a would-be Prommer who joins the last night party without having been to the Albert Hall more than once in the season I'm culpable of marking the grand finale after experiencing only a slice of modest Cypriot pianist Martino Tirimo's 10 concerts devoted to our bicentenary boy. Never mind: both the encyclopedic recitals I did hear seemed to take us through a turbulent lifetime. That would be true just of the essence, the 24 Preludes which concluded last night's strange adventure. But there was much, much more to feel and think about.

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