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Argerich plays Chopin

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT. 17
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 26 in C sharp minor, Op. 41/1, CT. 76
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 41/2, CT. 77
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 15 in C major, Op. 24/2, CT. 65
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 40 in F minor, Op. 63/2, CT. 90
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 23 in D major, Op. 33/2, CT. 73
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
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Notes & Reviews:

Martha Argerich's playing of Chopin has long been known as a thing of beauty and her recordings are acknowledged for their power and musicality. In celebration of the Chopin Year, Deutsche Grammophon is extremely excited to present an entire CD of previously unreleased radio recordings from 1959 and 1967 of Argerich performing Chopin. Argerich triumphed at the International Chopin Competition in 1965 at the age of 24; therefore, the 1959 recording gives us a very early glimpse of Argerich and the explosive power that made her so irresistible. With over an hour of material, this is truly a gem that has been lovingly rescued from obscurity.

BBC Music Magazine
She was only 18 at the time, yet this belongs with other great interpretations for its mixture of poetry and virtuosity. At once shy and passionate, the performance is atmospheric in clean mono sound... Essential listening for anyone interested in Argerich, Chopin, or indeed the art of the piano.

BBC Music
It captures the Argentine workhorse at her most powerful and alluring... Argerich, clearly focused, coaxes incredible narrative-led performances from these works... Exhausting, truthful and invigorating.

Gramophone Magazine
Of the playing here, I shall just say it's no wonder she won the Chopin Competition. Likewise in the three Mazurkas Op. 59...she captures their intimacy and lightning changes of mood to perfection....In the [concerto's] finale (for once truly agitato) she sweeps all before her with breathless exhilaration.



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT. 17
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 26 in C sharp minor, Op. 41/1, CT. 76
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 41/2, CT. 77
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 15 in C major, Op. 24/2, CT. 65
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 40 in F minor, Op. 63/2, CT. 90
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 23 in D major, Op. 33/2, CT. 73
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844
  • Studio/Live: Live