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In just one year Vincenzo Maltempo has established himself as one of the foremost interpreters of the piano music of Charles Valentin Alkan. The young Italian has it all: the musical taste, the grasp over the longer structures, the wit and irony, the superhuman technical abilities to overcome the most fearful difficulties, but most importantly: the passionate love for this highly original, moving music by Alkan, the Enigma. This 3rd album (still more to come!) contains the colossal Concerto for Piano Solo (his most ambitious, grand scale work), the eerie and quirky Comme le Vent, En Rhytme Molossique and the capricious Scherzo Diabolique. Maltempo’s first two Alkan recordings for Piano Classics both received 5 stars in Diapason and the Guardian: “…superb..thrillingly demonic…exhilarating, a real revelation!...”

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