Igor Kamenz

The piano cycle op. 72 was written in Tchaikovsky’s last year. Like a kaleidoscope, the sequence of 18 short, extremely technically demanding piano pieces highlights the different musical styles of the 19th century. Titles such as Un poco di Schumann and Un poco di Chopin give clear indications of the composers Tchaikovsky references here like a good colleague, other allusions result solely from a musical gesture. Poetry and virtuosity are unforgettably united by Igor Kamenz in his new recording.