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Chopin - The Legendary 1965 Recording / Martha Argerich


Release Date: 05/18/1999 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 56805   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This CD truly deserves its legendary status. It was recorded way back in 1965 at the start of what has turned out to be one of the most exciting and frustrating careers in history; exciting because Argerich is arguably the greatest pianist alive, and frustrating because she refuses to give solo recitals, preferring the support of friends and colleagues in chamber or orchestral concerts. That makes her rare solo outings all the more precious. This disc exactly duplicates her debut recital for DG, which release and subsequent exclusive contract forestalled EMI until now. Rumor had it that the EMI was better, and on the whole it is, though both are pretty exceptional by any standards. The differences are
Read more relatively minor, but include an even more brilliant response to the Polonaise in A flat, tighter rhythm in the Scherzo No. 3, and a few incidental touches in the Sonata No. 3 and elsewhere. Chopin lovers and fans of this artist certainly need no further recommendation. Now, if only she would record some new solo repertoire - we can only hope.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
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: 06/1965 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 (1999 Remastered Version): I. Allegro maestoso: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 (1999 Remastered Version): II. Scherzo (Molto vivace): Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 (1999 Remastered Version): III. Largo: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op.58 (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Largo
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale (Presto, non tanto): Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale (Presto, non tanto)
Mazurka No. 36 in A Minor, Op. 59 No. 1: Chopin: Mazurka No. 36 in A Minor, Op. 59 No. 1
Mazurka No. 37 in A Flat, Op.59 No. 2 (1999 Remastered Version): Mazurka No. 37 in A Flat, Op.59 No. 2
Mazurka No. 38 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59 No. 3: Chopin: Mazurka No. 38 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59 No. 3
Nocturne No. 4 in F Major, Op. 15 No. 1: Chopin: Nocturne No. 4 in F Major, Op. 15 No. 1
Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39: Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major 'Heroic', Op. 53: Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major 'Heroic', Op. 53

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