EMI Classics is pleased to release the latest installment of highlights from the Martha Argerich Project at the Lugano Festival. This is the tenth annual 3-CD set celebrating the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Martha Argerich herself, to explore wide-ranging chamber music and orchestral repertoire, both well known and rarely heard. The collection was recorded in the summer of 2012.
As a chamber music event which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011, this series has become a laboratory that gives guest artists a chance to prove themselves not only in well-known masterpieces but also in rarely performedRead more repertoire. Live at Lugano Festival 2012 welcomes back mainly familiar names from the previous Live releases including Virgin Classics' inimitable violin and cello soloist brothers, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon. This 3-CD set includes Prokofiev's Sonata No. 2 in D featuring Renaud Capuçon as well as Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos featuring Argerich and Nicholas Angelich.
Few artists have nurtured and promoted emerging young musicians with the level of personal commitment shown by Martha Argerich. In the process, she has created inspired and inspirational chamber music partnerships mixing established and up-and-coming artists. A legend in her own lifetime for her technical mastery and passionate artistry, Argerich possesses an infectious spirit that has fired her own performances and partnerships as well as those of her colleagues and protégés.
"With each annual installment of Martha Argerich's chamber music festival, you are plunged into a spontaneous ferment of music-making: few recordings capture so well the vivid energy of live performance...The pearl is Argerich in Mozart's grand C major, K503, played with her trademark lyricism and eloquence, the finale almost unbearably wistful and beautiful." - Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer, London, [11 May 2013] Read less
Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minorby Gustav Mahler Performer:
Sascha Maisky (Violin),
Martha Argerich (Piano),
Lily Maisky (Piano),
Lyda Chen (Viola)
Period: Romantic Written: ?1876-78; Vienna, Austria
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performer:
Martha Argerich (Piano)
Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra
Period: Classical Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria
La merby Claude Debussy Performer:
Carlo Maria Griguoli (Piano),
Giorgia Tomassi (Piano),
Alessandro Stella (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1903-1905; France Notes: Arrangement: Carlo Maria Griguoli
Quintet for Piano and Strings in C majorby Nikolai Medtner Performer:
Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola),
Dora Schwarzberg (Violin),
Lilya Zilberstein (Piano),
Lucia Hall (Violin),
Torleif Thedéen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1904-1949; Russia
Taquito militarby Mariano Mores Performer:
Martha Argerich (Piano),
Alejandro Petrasso (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1952
Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D major K381: I Allegro
Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D major K381: II Andante
Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D major K381: III Allegro molto
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: I Mit humor: "Vanitas vanitatum"
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: II Langsam
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: III Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: IV Nicht zu rasch
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: V Stark and markirt
Piano Quartet in A minor - Nicht zu schnell; Entschlossen
Piano Concerto No.25 in C major K503: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.25 in C major K503: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No.25 in C major K503: III. Allegretto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos Op.56b
Piano Quartet in E flat major Op.87: I Allegro con fuoco
Piano Quartet in E flat major Op.87: II Lento
Piano Quartet in E flat major Op.87: III Allegro moderato, grazioso
Piano Quartet in E flat major Op.87: IV Finale. Allegro, ma non troppo
Theme with Variations for 2 pianos in E flat Major Op.58
Sonata in E minor for Two Pianos, Eight Hands
Rondò in C major for Two Pianos, Eight Hands
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Argerich etc.July 25, 2013By Arlene Hathaway (Miami, FL)See All My Reviews"I have been collecting Lugano CD's for years, this one continues to be a magnificent selection of wonderful not often heard music including the Mahler piano quartet, 12 minutes of great beauty, wonderfully played by all - everything else in this collection is superbly done and the recording is static free a great addition to my collection"Report Abuse
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