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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

Rattle, Ligeti, Wagner and Ravel

An exceptional prom in a so-so season despite this being one of London’s biggest years since VE Day. What was distinctive was that each piece cleverly flowed into each other thereby “robbing” the audience of the opportunity to clap. And no, the photo is of Simon Rattle and not Steven Pinker. See The Telegraph’s glowing…