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Martha Argerich as a child

Martha Argerich’s intimate relationship with Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor began when she was 10 when she performed the concerto in its entirety at Buenos Aires’s Theatre Colón with Washington Castro conducting Orquestra Sinfonica de la Ciudat de Buenos Aires. Martha ArgerichpianoSchumann

Prime Argerich: Liszt, Ravel & Schumann

Argerich in her prime playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Ravel’s Jeux d’Eau, and Liszt’s Les Funerailles. Franz-Paul Decker conducts the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Symphony (July 31, 1977). Classical musicLisztMartha ArgerichpianoRavelSchumann

Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth

Alongside Booker and Martha Argerich, Bernie (“The Wizard of Woo”) is my favourite keyboard genius. I’ve been wanting to see this documentary for some time and am pleased that someone has made it available — at least for the time being. Like Booker, an absolutely authentic character and the most synesthesiac musician I can think of.…

Rory Gallagher

What Martha Argerich is to piano, Rory is to guitar. Below is another documentary about him. Hendrix on Gallagher from a previous post.         bluesguitarHendrixMartha ArgerichmusicRory Gallagher

Martha Argerich and friends: Live from Lugano 2010

At last I’ve worked my way through this 3CD set. Here are a couple of short reviews – The Financial Times – The Observer and a more in depth one by Oleg Ledeniov. Alfred SCHNITTKEBéla BARTÓKClassical musicEnrique GRANADOSErich KORNGOLDFranz LISZTFrédéric CHOPINIgor STRAVINSKYJohannes BRAHMSMartha ArgerichmusicPercy GRAINGERRobert SCHUMANN