Martha Argerich - The Piano Legend (2CD)

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Martha Argerich

The term ‘living legend’ is genuinely apt to Martha Argerich, whose dazzling amalgam of virtuosity, insight, eclecticism, generosity and mystery makes her a pianist of unrivalled fascination. Argentinian-born, Viennese-trained, and winner of the 1965 Chopin Competition, she became a sometimes elusive figure whose every appearance and recording aroused eager anticipation. This collection presents Argerich in solo works, concertos and chamber collaborations.

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Tracklisting:

Disc: 1

  1. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affettuoso - Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  2. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op 15: I Von fremden Landern und Menschen (Live)
  3. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op 15: VII Traumerei (Live)
  4. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61: II. Scherzo (Arr. for 2 Pianos) [Live]
  5. Ravel: Sonatine, M 40: I Modere
  6. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio assai (Live)
  7. Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: I. Ondine (Lent)
  8. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
  9. Chopin: Mazurka No. 36 in A Minor, Op. 59 No. 1
  10. Chopin: Mazurka No. 38 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59 No. 3
  11. Chopin: Introduction et polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3: II. Alla polacca - Allegro con spirito (Live)
  12. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: II. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
  13. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale (Presto, non tanto)
  14. Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op 73: II Lebhaft, leicht
  15. Schumann: Phantasiestucke, Op 88: III Duett Langsam und mit Ausdruck (Live)
  16. JS Bach: Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: I. Sinfonia - Andante

Disc: 2

  1. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545: I. Allegro (Arr. Grieg for 2 Pianos) [Live]
  2. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466: II. Romance
  3. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466: III. Allegro assai
  4. Mozart: 5 Variations in G Major for Piano 4-Hands, K. 501: I. Thema. Andante (Live)
  5. Mozart: Variations in G Major for Piano 4-Hands, K. 501: II. Variation I (Live)
  6. Mozart: 5 Variations in G Major for Piano 4-Hands, K. 501: III. Variation II (Live)
  7. Mozart: 5 Variations in G Major for Piano 4-Hands, K. 501: IV. Variation III (Live)
  8. Beethoven: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Major, WoO 36: I. Allegro vivace (Live)
  9. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo - Allegro scherzando (Live)
  10. Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3: I. Allegro assai (Live)
  11. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: I. Ouverture miniature (Arr. Economu for 2 Pianos) [Live]
  12. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op 71a: II Danses caracteristiques - I Marche (Arr Economu for 2 Pianos) [Live]
  13. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op 71a: II Danses caracteristiques - III Danse russe (Trepak) [Arr Economu for 2 Pianos] [Live]
  14. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op 71a: II Danses caracteristiques - VI Danse des mirlitons (Arr Economu for 2 Pianos) [Live]
  15. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26: III. Allegro ma non troppo
  16. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: III. Precipitato
  17. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, "Classical": IV. Finale (Molto vivace) [Arr. Terashima for 2 Pianos] [Live]
  18. Pletnev: Fantasia Elvetica: IV Tempo di polka - Piu vivo - Allegro (Live)