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Martha Argerich and Friends - Live from the Lugano Festival 2008

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (5) on an original theme for piano, 4 hands in G major, K. 501
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Piano Quintet in D major, Op. 51
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Scherzo for 2 pianos, Op. 87
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 8
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux"
>Janácek, Leos : Concertino for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145
>Piazzolla, Astor : Tres minutos con la realidad
>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV
>Piazzolla, Astor : Libertango
>Ravel, Maurice : Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
>Piazzolla, Astor : Las estaciones porteñas (4)
>Pletnev, Mikhail : Fantasia elvetica ("Swiss Fantasy"), for 2 pianos & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For the seventh Lugano Festival, legendary pianist Martha Argerich continues her commitment to showcasing young new talent and exploring lesser-known composers and works. Joining Argerich are frequent collaborators such as Renaud Capucon, Mischa Maisky, Stephen Kovacevich, while this year also features new faces like Lilya Zilberstein, Alissa Margulis, Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, and more!

BBC Music Magazine
Martha Argerich... in a duet with her ex-husband Stephen Kovacevich... delivers Mozart's Andante and Variations in G, K501 with such pearlised perfection that we are instantly drawn into her surprising musical world. Bonnes bouches by Ravel (Introduction and Allegro), Saint-Saëns (Scherzo, Op. 87), and Dvorák (four Slavonic Dances) allows these brilliant soloists to shine in constantly changing permutations: the whole thing is a feast.

The Guardian
Argerich features more extensively in this latest collection than she sometimes has in the past - playing Mozart's Andante and Variations K501 with Stephen Kovacevich and Rachmaninov's First Suite for two pianos with Lilya Zilberstein, and appearing as soloist in Janácek's Concertino and in Mikhail Pletnev's own gruesomely kitschy Fantasia Elvetica. Without her, the other hand-picked musicians play Arensky's Piano Quintet, Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio, a surprisingly successful two-piano arrangement of Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, and a piano-trio version of Piazzolla's Four Seasons. Somehow, the electricity that is such a trademark of Argerich's own performances transfers to most of those, too.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (5) on an original theme for piano, 4 hands in G major, K. 501
  • Performers: Martha Argerich (Piano); Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
  • Performers: Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Piano Quintet in D major, Op. 51
  • Performers: Marc Drobinsky (Cello); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Lucia Hall (Violin); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Scherzo for 2 pianos, Op. 87
  • Performers: Akane Sakal (Piano); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 8
  • Performers: Alissa Margulis (Violin); Lily Maisky (Piano); Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1923.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1923
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux"
  • Performers: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Concertino for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
  • Performers: Corrado Giuffredi (Clarinet); Alissa Margulis (Violin); Zora Slokar (Horn); Lucia Hall (Violin); Vincent Godel (Bassoon); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78
  • Performers: Lily Maisky (Piano); Karin Lechner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145
  • Performers: Lily Maisky (Piano); Karin Lechner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78
  • Performers: Lily Maisky (Piano); Karin Lechner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145
  • Performers: Lily Maisky (Piano); Karin Lechner (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Piazzolla, Astor : Tres minutos con la realidad
  • Performers: Eduardo Hubert (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Piazzolla, Astor : Enrico IV
  • Performers: Eduardo Hubert (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1982
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Piazzolla, Astor : Libertango
  • Performers: Eduardo Hubert (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
  • Performers: Giorgia Tomassi (Piano); Alessandro Stella (Piano); Giorgia Tomassi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1905
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Piazzolla, Astor : Las estaciones porteñas (4)
  • Performers: Alissa Margulis (Violin); Alexandre Debrus (Cello); Alexander Gurning (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965-1970
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Pletnev, Mikhail : Fantasia elvetica ("Swiss Fantasy"), for 2 pianos & orchestra
  • Performers: Alexander Mogilevsky (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Ensemble: Swiss Italian Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006
  • Studio/Live: Live