Bach, Bartok, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Scarlatti - Live from the Concertgebouw - Martha Argerich - 1978, 1979, 2011 (SACD-R, ISO)

Bach, Bartok, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Scarlatti – Live from the Concertgebouw – Martha Argerich – 1978, 1979, 2011 (SACD-R, ISO)

Composer: J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Bela Bartok, Alberto Ginastera,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Martha Argerich – piano
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 SACD-R
Format: ISO
Bit Depth: 64(2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: EMI Classical
Size: 2.91 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: rapidgator

Martha Argerich
Live from the Concertgebouw 1978/1979:
Bасh, Bartok, Chopin, Ginastera, Prokofiev, Scarlatti

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826:

01. I. Sinfonia – Grave – Adagio – Andante
02. II. Allemande
03. III. Courante
04. IV. Sarabande
05. V. Rondeau
06. VI. Capriccio

Frederic Chopin:

07. Nocturne No. 13 in C minor Op. 48 No. 1
08. Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor Op. 39

Bela Bartok – Sonata (1926) Sz. 80:

09. I. Allegro moderato
10. II. Sostenuto e pesante
11. III. Allegro molto

Alberto Ginastera – Danzas Argentinas Op. 2:

12. I. Danza del viejo boyero (Dance of the Old Cowherd)
13. II. Danza de la moza donosa (Dance of the delightful young girl)
14. III. Danza del gaucho matrero (Dance of the artful herdsman)

Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat Op. 83:

15. I. Allegro inquieto – Andantino
16. II. Andante caloroso
17. III. Precipitato

Domenico Scarlatti:

18. Keyboard Sonata in D minor Kk. 141 / L. 422

J.S. Bach:

19. English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV 807: Bourree

Amazon review:

Throughout her lengthy artistic career, pianist Martha Argerich has experienced many heights & depths: moments of “crisis” in which she hasn’t always seemed prepared to offer the full extent of her artistic insights, but also many, many times when she has managed simultaneously to come into her own & to completely lose herself in music-making. Fortunately it’s the latter snapshot of Argerich’s career that this CD captures, drawing from 2 live recitals Argerich gave at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 1978 & 1979. They document the pianist’s overwhelming gifts, with all the artistic characteristics that have made her so revered. The program is quite eclectic, with music from Prokofiev & Chopin–all familiar territory for Argerich, which she masters with arresting brilliance, extraordinary technical facility, & grandly sweeping gestures. A bit further afield on the program are such composers as Domenico Scarlatti & J.S. Bach. The latter might give one pause: Bach & Argerich? But in the slower movements of the C Minor Partita, it’s astonishing to hear such uncommonly tender, feathery tones. In short, the music breathes. It’s only too bad that in the faster movements of the Bach pieces Argerich resorts to her typically fiery, stormy attacks.

~ Teresa Pieschacón Raphael



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