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Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata No 2 / Martha Argerich


Release Date: 08/12/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463663   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Fr¿d¿ric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...[H]er way with the 24 Preludes achieves a storm of contradictions. Mood follows mood, flashing and alternating like the play of the elements themselves. Nos. 18 and 22 show her at her most precipitate, while No. 16 is all brilliant fury. You may question her way with the climax of the elegiac No. 4 (does Chopin’s stretto really signify such a sudden squall?) or a touch of recklessness in No. 3 (where a gentle April shower becomes a torrential downpour) yet her overall response could hardly be more vivid. Her fitful rubato adds a touch of neurosis to the cloudy and disconsolate progressions of Op. 45..." -- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [10/1997, reviewing DG 453566]

"The Preludes show Martha Argerich at her
Read more finest, spontaneous and inspirational... [H]er instinct is sure, with many poetic individual touches..." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition, reviewing DG 463663]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
2.
Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
3.
Prelude for Piano in A flat major, B 86 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 

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