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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); Maria-Joao Pires (Piano); Martha Argerich (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); Martha Argerich (Piano); Gautier Capuçon (Cello); 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: Lynn Chen (Viola); Sascha Maisky (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano); Lily Maisky (Piano); Lyda Chen (Viola); Mischa Maisky (Cello); Lynn Chen (Viola); Sascha Maisky (Violin); Martha Argerich (Piano); Lily Maisky (Piano); Lyda Chen (Viola); Mischa Maisky (Cello)
  • 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); Martha Argerich (Piano); Nicholas Angelich (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); Torleif Thedeen (Cello); Polina Leschenko (Piano); Nathan Braude (Viola); Martha Argerich (Piano); Ilya Gringolts (Violin); Torleif Thedeen (Cello); Polina Leschenko (Piano); Nathan Braude (Viola); 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: Nelson Goerner (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Rusudan Alavidze (Piano); Nelson Goerner (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Rusudan Alavidze (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); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (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); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Anton Gerzenberg (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Daniel Gerzenberg (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); Martha Argerich (Piano); Renaud Capuçon (Violin); 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); Giorgia Tomassi (Piano); Carlo Griguoli (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Alesandro Stella (Piano); Alessandro Stella (Piano); Giorgia Tomassi (Piano); Carlo Griguoli (Piano); Martha Argerich (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); Martha Argerich (Piano); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola); Jing Zhao (Cello); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Lucia Hall (Violin); Lilya Zilberstein (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (Viola); Jing Zhao (Cello); Dora Schwarzberg (Violin); Lucia Hall (Violin)
  • 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: Martha Argerich (Piano); Ale Petrasso (Piano); Martha Argerich (Piano); Ale Petrasso (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live