Luca Chierici, Classic Voice

Alkan: Concerto per piano Solo, Piano Classics

[…] Maltempo goes beyond the vision of Alkan as “hypervirtuoso”, limiting point of view of some pianists like Hamelin, but at the same time he has remarkable means to penetrate into the spirit of this fascinating music also underlined its technical side of gambling, which seems qualitatively complementary to that of the young Liszt. [...] Maltempo is absolutely at home in this universe in itself and he seems to represent today one of the very few performers who possesses the secret combination to unlock all the treasures of a production so engaging and not at all artificial.

Luca Chierici, Classic Voice, * * * * * (“CD of the month”) Sept. 2013