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Martha Argerich and Friends - Live from Lugano 2012

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major, K. 381 (K. 123a)
>Schumann, Robert : Stücke im Volkston (5) for cello (or violin) & piano, Op. 102
>Mahler, Gustav : Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, B. 162 (Op. 87)
>Martucci, Giuseppe : Theme and variations for piano in E flat major, Op. 58
>Smetana, Bedrich : Sonata movement for 2 pianos, 8 hands in E minor, JB 1
>Smetana, Bedrich : Jungend-Rondo (Rondo pro mládez, Youth Rondo), for 2 pianos, 8 hands in C major, JB 1
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
>Debussy, Claude : La mer
>Medtner, Nikolai : Piano Quintet in C major, Op. posth.
>Mores, Mariano : Taquito militar, for tango ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Financial Times, 4th May 2013
Every bit as captivating as previous instalments...The only time [Argerich] plays solo is in Mozart's "Piano Concerto No 25", almost every note of which she invests with her beguiling sense of discovery: a fabulous, thrills-and-spills performance in which the Argentine pianist, now in her 70s, defies her age.

The Times, 17th May 2013
Even the more traditional repertoire tends to emerge piping hot. Nothing is hotter than Argerich and Nicholas Angelich's electrifying romp through the two-piano version of Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, a marvel of fleet fingering and communal joy.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2013
They tread the fine line between the immediacy and drama of live performance and the accuracy needed for the repeat listening of recorded performance with great dexterity. Each performance on the discs of the 2012 festival is so immaculate that it is an unfailing surprise when the applause appears at the end of a track.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2013
Several of the ensembles could have benefited from more sustained period of rehearsal, yet they still communicate vibrancy and the sheer enjoyment possible when fine musicians get together to play chamber music in a relatively relaxed environment. Martha Argerich is the dominating presence, her performances among the most memorable in the set.



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for piano, 4 hands in D major, K. 381 (K. 123a)
  • Performers: Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Maria-Joao Pires (Piano); Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Stücke im Volkston (5) for cello (or violin) & piano, Op. 102
  • Performers: Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mahler, Gustav : Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor
  • Performers: Lily Maisky (Piano); Lily Maisky (Piano); Lyda Chen (Viola); Lyda Chen (Viola); Mischa Maisky (Cello); Mischa Maisky (Cello); Lynn Chen (Viola); Lynn Chen (Viola); Sascha Maisky (Violin); Sascha Maisky (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1876
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
  • Performers: Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
  • Running Time: 31 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony"
  • Performers: Nicholas Angelich (Piano); Nicholas Angelich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, B. 162 (Op. 87)
  • Performers: Ilya Gringolts (Violin); Ilya Gringolts (Violin); Torleif Thedeen (Cello); Torleif Thedeen (Cello); Polina Leschenko (Piano); Polina Leschenko (Piano); Nathan Braude (Viola); Nathan Braude (Viola); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 07/10/1889-08/19/1889.
  • Running Time: 32 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Martucci, Giuseppe : Theme and variations for piano in E flat major, Op. 58
  • Performers: Rusudan Alavidze (Piano); Rusudan Alavidze (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Nelson Goerner (Piano); Nelson Goerner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Smetana, Bedrich : Sonata movement for 2 pianos, 8 hands in E minor, JB 1 :: 47
  • Performers: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1849
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Smetana, Bedrich : Jungend-Rondo (Rondo pro mládez, Youth Rondo), for 2 pianos, 8 hands in C major, JB 1 :: 50
  • Performers: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1850
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
  • Performers: Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Debussy, Claude : La mer
  • Performers: Alessandro Stella (Piano); Alessandro Stella (Piano); Giorgia Tomassi (Piano); Giorgia Tomassi (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Carlo Griguoli (Piano); Carlo Griguoli (Piano); Alesandro Stella (Piano); Alesandro Stella (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903-1905
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Medtner, Nikolai : Piano Quintet in C major, Op. posth.
  • Performers: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Lucia Hall (Violin); Lucia Hall (Violin); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola); Jing Zhao (Cello); Jing Zhao (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1904-1948
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mores, Mariano : Taquito militar, for tango ensemble
  • Performers: Ale Petrasso (Piano); Ale Petrasso (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live