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Early Recordings / Argerich


Release Date: 06/03/2016 
Label:  Dg Deutsche Grammophon Catalog #: 002496102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenMaurice RavelSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Martha Argerich’s exhilarating early recordings, released here for the first time in honor of her 75th birthday, include sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev that appear nowhere else in her discography, as well as her first recordings of Ravel’s Gaspard and Prokofiev Seventh Sonata. They show her to be an imaginative artist at the age of 18, already at the peak of her abilities. These are radio recordings made for North German (NDR) and West German Radio (WDR) in 1960 and 1967.

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REVIEW:

The difficulty in writing about the piano playing of Martha Argerich is that it is now, and always has been, so relentlessly good. Her
Read more Mozart bubbles with the freshness and effervescence of a Bernini fountain in the midday sun. Argerich’s command of Prokofiev is quite unlike anyone else’s, his compatriots included.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
4.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
5.
Toccata for Piano in D minor, Op. 11 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907/1917; Russia 

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