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Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 / Dutoit, Argerich


Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6027395  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Length: 0 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"From the explosive piano entry in the E minor concerto, Martha Argerich’s new recording of Chopin’s piano concertos – revisiting repertoire recorded by her in the Sixties and Seventies – leaves no doubt that she is more than ever a supremely commanding performer. Drive and muscularity are tempered with the most persuasive, caressing gestures in playing whose authority of utterance and integrity of vision almost silence criticism. Every note – even the few where Argerich’s constantly inspired and imaginative interpretation verges on eccentricity – shines with purpose."

-- BBC Music Magazine
Reviewing original release
"From the explosive piano entry in the E minor concerto, Martha Argerich’s new recording of Chopin’s piano concertos – revisiting repertoire recorded by her in the Sixties and Seventies – leaves no doubt that she is more than ever a supremely commanding performer. Drive and muscularity are tempered with the most persuasive, caressing gestures in playing whose authority of utterance and integrity of vision almost silence criticism. Every note – even the few where Argerich’s constantly inspired and imaginative interpretation verges on eccentricity – shines with purpose."

-- BBC Music Magazine
Reviewing original release
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  St. Eustache Church, Montréal, Canada 
Length: 37 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11: III. Rondo (Vivace)

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