Festival de Lugano 2009 / Argerich

Audio Samples

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (4) for violin, cello & piano in A minor, Op. 88
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music, Op. 21
>     Overture
>     Scherzo
>Chopin, Frédéric : Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sextet for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 110
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76
>Liszt, Franz : Reminiscences de Don Juan, for 2 pianos (after Mozart
>     Don Giovanni), S. 656 (LW C26)
>Glinka, Mikhail : Gran sestetto originale, for piano & string quintet in E flat major, G. iv81
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (2) for piano, 6 hands, TN ii/22
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Russian Rhapsody for 2 Pianos in E minor
>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain
>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
>Bloch, Ernest : Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (4) for violin, cello & piano in A minor, Op. 88
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music, Op. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sextet for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 110
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76
>Liszt, Franz : Reminiscences de Don Juan, for 2 pianos (after Mozart
>Glinka, Mikhail : Gran sestetto originale, for piano & string quintet in E flat major, G. iv81
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (2) for piano, 6 hands, TN ii/22
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Russian Rhapsody for 2 Pianos in E minor
>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain
>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
>Bloch, Ernest : Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1
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Notes & Reviews:

EMI Classics is pleased to release the latest installment of highlights from the Martha Argerich Project at the Lugano Festival. This is the seventh annual 3-CD set celebrating the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Ms. Argerich, to explore wide-ranging chamber music and orchestral repertoire, both well known and rarely heard. The CDs, recorded in the summer of 2009, are being released in anticipation of the Festival's 2010 season in June.

Sunday Times
The latest instalment of Argerich's annual offering is the usual cornucopia of delights. Predictably, when Argerich herself plays...the flavour is often fevered, although not so in her aromatic reading of Falla's Noches en los jardines de Espana.

BBC Music Magazine
In all the performances, the players display a spontaneity and sense of enjoyment one hears too rarely in some of this repertoire.

The Telegraph
...if we were permitted to attach more than five stars to a release, this would be one of those occasions when a whole constellation would erupt...The rapport, rhythmic élan and passionate sensibility are simply mesmerising, the entire set of discs an unbounded pleasure.

The Observer
Everything Martha Argerich touches turns to gold: not only her own piano playing but those around her whom she evidently inspires to new heights. These chamber music collaborations buzz with spontaneity...can there be any more exuberant four minutes on disc than her piano duet scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lugano Festival, Switzerland (06/2009).



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (4) for violin, cello & piano in A minor, Op. 88
  • Performers: Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music, Op. 21 :: Overture
  • Performers: Cristina Marton (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music, Op. 21 :: Scherzo
  • Performers: Cristina Marton (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
  • Performers: Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829-1830
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sextet for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 110
  • Performers: Lyda Chen (Viola); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Jorge Bosso (Cello); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola); Enrico Fagone (Double Bass); Khatia Buniatishvili (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 05/10/1824
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76
  • Performers: Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Khatia Buniatishvili (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liszt, Franz : Réminiscences de Don Juan, for 2 pianos (after Mozart :: Don Giovanni), S. 656 (LW C26)
  • Performers: Mauricio Vallina (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: after 1843
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Glinka, Mikhail : Gran sestetto originale, for piano & string quintet in E flat major, G. iv81
  • Performers: Marc Drobinsky (Cello); Alissa Margulis (Violin); Géza Hosszu-Legocky (Violin); Lyda Chen (Viola); Polina Leschenko (Piano); Enrico Fagone (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (2) for piano, 6 hands, TN ii/22
  • Performers: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1891
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Russian Rhapsody for 2 Pianos in E minor
  • Performers: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Alexander Mogilevsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov
  • Running Time: 23 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : Rapsodie espagnole
  • Performers: Karin Lechner (Piano); Sergio Tiempo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bloch, Ernest : Quintet for Piano and Strings no 1
  • Performers: Marc Drobinsky (Cello); Alissa Margulis (Violin); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Lucia Hall (Violin); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1921-1923
  • Studio/Live: Live