Martha Argerich: The Piano Legend

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Martha Argerich: The Piano Legend
Martha Argerich (piano) with Piotr Anderszewski, Yefim Bronfman, Gautier Capucon, Renaud Capucon, Mikhail Pletnev, etc

[ Warner Classics / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 15 November 2018

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The term 'living legend' is genuinely apt to Martha Argerich, whose dazzling amalgam of virtuosity, insight, eclecticism, generosity and mystery makes her a pianist of unrivalled fascination. Argentinian-born, Viennese-trained, and winner of the 1965 Chopin Competition, she became a sometimes elusive figure whose every appearance and recording aroused eager anticipation. This collection presents Argerich in solo works, concertos and chamber collaborations.

2 hours 40 minutes playing time


Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affettuoso
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - 2 extracts
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: II. Scherzo (Arr. for 2 Pianos) [Live]
Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: I. Modéré
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio assai (Live)
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
Chopin: Mazurka No. 36 in A minor, Op. 59 No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka No. 38 in F sharp minor, Op. 59 No. 3
Chopin: IChopin: Introduction et polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3: II. Alla polacca - Allegro con spirito [Live]
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - 2 movements
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
Schumann: Phantasiestücke, Op. 88: III. Duett. Langsam und mit Ausdruck (Live)
Bach, J S: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: I. (b) Andante - Fuga
Mozart: Mozart / Arr Grieg: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545: I. Allegro (Arr. Grieg for 2 Pianos) [Live]
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466 - Two Movements
Mozart: 5 Variations in G Major for Piano 4-Hands, K. 501
(with Stephen Kovacevich, piano)
Beethoven: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Major, WoO 36: I. Allegro vivace (Live)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo - Allegro scherzando (Live)
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3: I. Allegro assai (Live)
(with Renaud Capuçon, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Tchaikovsky / Arr Economu - The Nutcracker, Op. 71
(with Mirabela Dina, piano)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26: III. Allegro ma non troppo
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 - III Precipitato
Prokofiev: Prokofiev / Arr Terashima: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, "Classical": IV. Finale (Molto vivace) [Arr. Terashima for 2 Pianos] [Live]
(with Yefim Bronfman, piano)
Mikhail Pletnev: Fantasia Elvetica: IV. Tempo di polka - Più vivo - Allegro (Live)
(with Alexander Mogilevsky, piano)