Argerich Essoteric

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}
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© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295937898
Classical / Piano / Violin

The performances heard on this recording by the superstar duo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich do not exactly form a discrete group: the first work, Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105, was recorded live in 1998, while the rest consists of 2016 studio recordings. The 1998 performance, however, was part of a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, that provided the stimulus for the joint recording. The Schumann sonata performance was not released at that time, and the rest of the program expands on the music it presents. It's nice to have the Schumann, which has a good deal of tension and energy. As for the rest, it's hard to point to a clear decline in the skills of either of the septuagenarian performers.
Mozart - Piano Concertos K 503 & K 466 - Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart (2014) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mozart - Piano Concertos K 503 & K 466 - Martha Argerich, Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart (2014) {Deutsche Grammophon}
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© 2014 Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 1033
Classical / Viennese School / Concerto / Piano

The first new release for ten years from Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado is their first ever album of concertos by Mozart. The legendary pianist and conductor add the sublime music of Mozart to their unrivaled, multi award-winning DG discography of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Liszt. Both concertos were recorded with Claudio Abbado s Orchestra Mozart, at concert performances at the 2013 Lucerne Festival that had critics searching for new superlatives. The album contrasts two very different works. Written in D minor, the key of the Queen Of the Night and the opening of Mozart s Requiem, the darkly dramatic No.20, K.466 has a stormy, operatic temperament that looks forward eighteen months to the premiere of Don Giovanni. With its majestic and radiant opening and a march famously reminiscent of the Marseillaise, No.25 in C major, K.503 is the culmination of the twelve transcendent concertos Mozart wrote in Vienna between 1784 and 1786. This release is Martha Argerich s first recording of solo concertos by Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon.
Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)

Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 and Variations (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:18:00 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A case of deja entendu here, since I reviewed these performances when they originally came out. I enjoyed them then and still do, for both artists offer wit, affection and agility. One can at times think the sheer force and passion of Martha Argerich's personality a bit too obvious, not least in the C major Sonata, where Maisky characteristically sounds smoother and more persuasive.
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim - Live from Buenos Aires: Schumann, Debussy, Bartók (2016)

Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim - Live from Buenos Aires: Schumann, Debussy, Bartók (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:04 | 189 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 002460802

The connections between Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim run deeper than the fact that they are both Argentines; Argerich studied with Vincenzo Scaramuzza, who also taught Barenboim's father, and the pianists both have Russian-Jewish-Argentine ancestry. They have the kind of instinctive understanding, coming from shared experiences, that makes for successful duo piano work, and that sets this live recording apart from the majority of superstar pairings.
Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2016 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2016 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 215:08 minutes | 1.94 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The latest instalment of highlights from Martha Argerich's performances at the Lugano Festival is the 14th annual three disc 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.
Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2016 (2017)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends Live from the Lugano Festival 2016
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 215:08 min | 967 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2017

The latest instalment of highlights from Martha Argerich's performances at the Lugano Festival is the 14th annual three disc 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.
Various Artists - Piano Daydreams - Argerich, Lang, Barenboim (2016) {Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso Series 483 0395}

Various Artists - Piano Daydreams - Argerich, Lang, Barenboim (2016) {Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso Series 483 0395}
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© 2016 Deutsche Grammophon | 483 0395
Classical / Piano

August brings a new batch of (six) titles in the Virtuoso series. Building the range of recordings with big symphonies, key concertos, influential choral works and appealing chamber music. All of the titles in the series offer excellent recordings, famous artists, strong visuals, innovative booklet notes and best-selling composers. They tick every box to make serious classical music as easy and approachable as can be, with integrity and without compromise.
Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Bасh/Bartok/Chopin (1999) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Bасh /
Bartók/Chopin/Ginastera/Prokofiev/Scarlatti (1999) [Japan 2011]

SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:33 minutes | Basic Covers | 2,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 1,36 GB
Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Schumann, Ravel (1999) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Schumann/Ravel (1999) [Japan 2011]
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:16 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 999 MB
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.