Albert Tiu: Variations
Albert Tiu, piano
Esther Honens International Piano Competition
Arktos 200261
Barcode 7502044272

Albert Tiu is a laureate of the 1996 Honens International Piano Competition, and demonstrates a remarkable facility and diversity on this varied set of variations. From the stately and sublime baroque variations of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck to the bracing edges and spikes of Aaron Copland’s set, Tiu presents an entertaining and challenging performance.

On this recording:
Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein’ End,” Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Chaconne in D minor, Johann Sebastian Bach
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21 No. 1, Johannes Brahms
Piano Variations, Aaron Copland
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22, Sergei Rachmaninov