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Martha Argerich - 5 Classic Albums

Argerich,Martha
Release Date: 07/09/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 844412   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievBéla BartókFrédéric ChopinAlberto Ginastera,   ... 
Performer:  Martha ArgerichRenaud CapuçonMischa Maisky
Conductor:  Charles DutoitAlexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony OrchestraOrchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Martha Argerich is one of the most acclaimed and beloved pianists ever to play, known worldwide for her fiery, uninhibited performances as well as her tireless promotion of young talent, especially at her annual chamber music festival in Lugano, Switzerland. Martha Argerich is one of the most acclaimed and beloved pianists ever to play, known worldwide for her fiery, uninhibited performances as well as her tireless promotion of young talent, especially at her annual chamber music festival in Lugano, Switzerland. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Eustache Church, Montreal, Quebec 
Length: 15 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1921; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Eustache Church, Montreal, Quebec 
Length: 29 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Eustache Church, Montreal, Quebec 
Length: 24 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano, Sz 80 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 11 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
Danzas argentinas (3), Op. 2 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
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 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 15 Minutes 59 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 141/L 422 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807: Bourée(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978-79 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 19 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/07/1978 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 23 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 04/22/1979 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
14.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
Date of Recording: 05/07/1978 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 18 Minutes 8 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin), Mischa Maisky (Cello), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Live  Progetto Musica Center, Piacenza, Italy 
Length: 35 Minutes 14 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Alexandre Rabinovitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Live  Progetto Musica Center, Piacenza, Italy 
Length: 29 Minutes 19 Secs. 
17.
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. 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  St. Eustache Church, Montréal, Canada 
Length: 30 Minutes 49 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 ARGERICH August 13, 2013 By j. adams (vinalhaven, ME) See All My Reviews "Fantastic as expected" Report Abuse
 Great set August 13, 2013 By w. statler (Scotia, NY) See All My Reviews "Ms. Argerich is in my opinion, the greatest living pianist... maybe the greatest living performer. This set is a wonderful example of her at her best. I particularly like the Prokofiev first and third concertos and she does them like no other. Five discs fit nicely into my five disc CD player and gives five hours of the best in music." Report Abuse
 AN ALL TIME GREAT! DON'T PASS IT UP!!! August 12, 2013 By P. Ledesma (Wellington, KS) See All My Reviews "I am so impressed by this box set that it has taken 3 attempts to review it! Two spectacular recital recordings and 3 collections of concertos that still knock my socks off even 5 weeks after the set arrived! Argerich has made a case in these carefully selected albums for consideration as one of the greatest performers of the past 40 years. Her interpretive insights and technical mastery of each and every work matches the incredible engineering that has produced sound that I didn't think I would live long enough to ever experience! And the orchestras - whether well known or not - deliver transparent and exhilarating sonic adventures that astonishingly flow from the drive and enthusiasm that Argerich incites through her unique and tactfully flamboyant musicianship! Words cannot capture how incredible this offering is, SO GET IT AND HEAR FOR YOURSELF WHY I AM BLOVIATING SO PROFUSELY! IT IS AN ALL TIME GREAT - DO NOT PASS THIS ONE UP!!!!" Report Abuse
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