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Début Recital / Martha Argerich


Release Date: 01/23/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447430   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinJohannes BrahmsSergei ProkofievMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Martha Argerich
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Her Liszt Sonata must rank near the top of the list of all recordings of that work, and at under 26 minutes it is probably the briefest... [S]urely no pianist, even Horowitz, has captured the diabolical elements of the score with such amazing virtuosity." -- Charles Timbrell, FANFARE [1999, reviewing Philips 456703]

"...[I]n the softer passages of Brahms’s B minor Rhapsody, recorded back in 1960, Argerich achieves subtleties of shading one hardly thought possible." -- Adrian Jack, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing DG 437252]

"Her Liszt Sonata must rank near the top of the list of all recordings of that work, and at under 26 minutes it is probably the briefest... [S]urely no pianist, even Horowitz, has captured the diabolical elements of the score with such amazing virtuosity." -- Charles Timbrell, FANFARE [1999, reviewing Philips 456703]

"...[I]n the softer passages of Brahms’s B minor Rhapsody, recorded back in 1960, Argerich achieves subtleties of shading one hardly thought possible." -- Adrian Jack, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing DG 437252]

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Works on This Recording

1. 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: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3. Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4. Toccata for Piano in D minor, Op. 11 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 6 in D flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1960 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 In D Flat, S.244
Scherzo No.3 In C Sharp Minor, Op.39
Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79, No.1
Rhapsody in G minor, Op.79, No.2
Toccata, Op.11
Jeux d'eau
Barcarolle In F Sharp, Op.60
Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 In D Flat, S.244
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Lento assai - Allegro energico
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Grandioso
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Cantando espressivo
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Pesante - Recitativo
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Andante sostenuto
Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178: Quasi Adagio
Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178: Allegro energico
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Più mosso
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Cantando espressivo senza slentare
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Stretta quasi Presto - Presto - Prestissimo
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178: Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Lento assai

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