Martha Argerich Early Recordings

Early Recordings

Martha Argerich

Released on May 13, 2016 by Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Main artist: Martha Argerich

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Choc de Classica ( July 2016) - Gramophone Editor's Choice ( August 2016) - 5 de Diapason ( July 2016)

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

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Most of these recordings were made in 1960, when the pianist Martha Argerich was just 18; there is a fearsomely proficient Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83, from seven years later, after Argerich had won the Chopin Piano Competition and was on her way to stardom. The recordings are taken from radio broadcasts that are quite good sonically by 1960 standards, and they give abundant evidence of why those in the know spotted the young Argentine and began to give her bigger opportunities. Sample the opening movement of the Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7 in D minor, Op. 10, No. 3 (CD 1, track 4). Argerich imparts a kind of restless push to this slow introduction that fits it very well. In general she takes fast tempos, but exerts iron control over the music, and in the outer movements of the late Piano Sonata in D major, K. 576, of Mozart, this is very effective indeed. The second disc of the CD set is devoted to show pieces by Prokofiev and Ravel, and the duality of intellectual music done with flair and bravura and virtuoso works done with a probing attention to structure has sustained Argerich throughout her career. Highly recommended for Argerich fans, and really for anybody.
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Album : 1 disk - 18 tracks Total length : 01:30:39

    Piano Sonata No.18 in D, K.576 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  1. 1 1. Allegro

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  2. 2 2. Adagio

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  3. 3 3. Allegretto

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  4. Piano Sonata No.7 in D, Op.10 No.3 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  5. 4 1. Presto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  6. 5 2. Largo e mesto

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  7. 6 3. Menuetto (Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  8. 7 4. Rondo (Allegro)

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  9. 8 Prokofiev: Toccata, Op.11

    Sergei Prokofiev, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 NDR

  10. Gaspard de la nuit, M.55 (Maurice Ravel)
  11. 9 Ondine

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 NDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  12. 10 Le gibet

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 NDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  13. 11 Scarbo

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 NDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  14. 12 Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.3 In A Minor, Op.28

    Sergei Prokofiev, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 NDR

  15. Sonatine, M.40
  16. 13 1. Modéré

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  17. 14 2. Mouvement de menuet

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  18. 15 3. Animé

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  19. Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83 (Sergei Prokofiev)
  20. 16 1. Allegro inquieto - Andantino - Allegro inquieto - Andantino - Allegro inquieto

    Sergei Prokofiev, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR

  21. 17 2. Andante caloroso - Poco più animato - Più largamente - un poco agitato - Tempo I

    Sergei Prokofiev, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR

  22. 18 3. Precipitato

    Sergei Prokofiev, Composer - Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 WDR

  • Album description
  • Most of these recordings were made in 1960, when the pianist Martha Argerich was just 18; there is a fearsomely proficient Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83, from seven years later, after Argerich had won the Chopin Piano Competition and was on her way to stardom. The recordings are taken from radio broadcasts that are quite good sonically by 1960 standards, and they give abundant evidence of why those in the know spotted the young Argentine and began to give her bigger opportunities. Sample the opening movement of the Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7 in D minor, Op. 10, No. 3 (CD 1, track 4). Argerich imparts a kind of restless push to this slow introduction that fits it very well. In general she takes fast tempos, but exerts iron control over the music, and in the outer movements of the late Piano Sonata in D major, K. 576, of Mozart, this is very effective indeed. The second disc of the CD set is devoted to show pieces by Prokofiev and Ravel, and the duality of intellectual music done with flair and bravura and virtuoso works done with a probing attention to structure has sustained Argerich throughout her career. Highly recommended for Argerich fans, and really for anybody.

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