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Martha ARGERICH was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina). She began her first piano lessons at the age of five with Vincenzo Scaramuzza. Considered a child prodigy, she soon performs in public. In 1955, she moved to Europe and continued her studies in London, Vienna and in Switzerland with Seidlhofer, Gulda, Magaloff, Mrs Lipatti and Stefan Askenase. In 1957, she won the Bolzano and Geneva Piano ... Read more in Amazon's Martha Argerich Store

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  • Performer: Martha Argerich
  • Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit, Claudio Abbado
  • Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
  • Audio CD (4 May 1999)
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001G5P
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,607 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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piano concerto 1 / piano concerto 3 [import]argerich (artist), abbado (artist), berlin philharmonic orchestra (artist) | format: audio cd rter akt)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Oct. 2013
Format: Audio CD
This disc couples together the Tchaikovsky concerto conducted by Dutoit from 1971 with her Prokofiev conducted by Abbado from 1967. Both are good recordings from those periods and both recordings show Argerich in full command of proceedings and well supported by her two conductors and their orchestras.

There are now other options of experiencing Argerich in both of these two works. The closest match is a very well restored visual presentation available from Euroarts on DVD. This contains the same two concertos recorded 'live' in 1977 featuring the Tchaikovsky with Groves and the RLPO coupled with the Prokofiev with Previn and the LSO. These are exciting performances from the same vintage and have the undeniable additional benefit of seeing Argerich playing as well as hearing her.

She also made a well-respected later recording of the Tchaikovsky on CD with Chailly which was notable for its fast speeds. Although obviously very exciting there is also a sense of being too fast for the comfort of the music and the same feeling persists as regards the Rachmaninov 3 coupling. The earlier 1971 performance of the Tchaikovsky on this disc has more room to breathe and is arguably preferable for that reason. There is also a respected, even later version with Abbado and that is coupled with the two piano version of the Nutcracker music.

This earlier disc still holds its place therefore as containing two of the best versions available of the two concertos and it therefore makes a particularly strong coupling. For this reason it has now achieved something of an historic reference status for many collectors.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Per Arne Rudberg on 6 Aug. 2011
Format: Audio CD
The Tjajkovskij concert is very well known. But Argerich makes it her own. She has the total control over every single note. Technically BRILLIANT! She has a very energetic view of the music and that comes through in all details.
But the most wonderful thing with the recording is the overall interpretation. Dutoit makes the orchestra mirror the piano in every single detail. (Or is the piano mirroring the orchestra?) The phrasing, the quality of the tone, the small rhythmic details - everything sounds as coming from one sigle mind.
The interpretation is also interesting because it has a somewhat different and more exact phrasing than most other recordings. There are less of long legati and more of shorter figures. This adds to the clarity and creates a very interesting interaction between orchestra and soloist.

The Prokofiev concerto (no 3 C major) has an almost romantic touch. Argerich and Abbado have a very clear idea of what they are doing. Excellent in every detail!
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
ANOTHER GEM! 26 May 2005
By TCH Music Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Tchaikovsky is one of my favourite concertos and is my main concern and consideration here. My standard, reference, definitive and ultimate recording has always been the classic performance by Van Cliburn with Kiril Kondrashin and the RCA Symphony Orchestra in 1958 (now remastered on SACD). Recently, I find myself listening to this work by various other artistes. I was delighted by the variety of choices available to satisfy individual preferences and personal tastes. I found a real gem earlier in the live performance by Martha Argerich, which gave me immense musical pleasure. Now in this CD, I discovered yet another gem. How lucky I am!

This performance is overall more relaxed, minus the almost palpable emotional tension and excitement of the live concert. It is however no less intense, engaging and `electrifying'. Without a live audience, the background silence is total, thus allowing the music to comes through clearly and vividly. The recording is highly dynamic, transparent, detailed and smooth. All this allowed me to sit back and savour the music. The orchestration was particularly full, lush and detailed such that I find myself hearing so much more, particularly in the lower registers. As regards to the sound of the piano, I still prefer that in the live performance which seems tonally closer to those heard in older recordings by Van Cliburn and Byron Janis (not of the Tchaikovsky). The sound here seems louder, heavier, more `modern' I believe, and less rich and full in comparison. I think this has to do with the age or brand of the piano rather than the playing.

In the end, I find it is like comparing white and red wine. Both are derived from the same fruit but have a vastly different character. One is clear, transparent, slightly sweet and dry, cool, smooth whilst the other is rich, warm and full-bodied. You will enjoy one or the other more depending on the occasion, taste and mood. Both are excellent and satisfying. Another allegory I offer is that both are dazzling, brilliant diamonds albeit with a different cut, number of facets. I simply want both, without a question!

In my books and on a scale of 1 to 100, this CD get 90 marks compared to 95 marks for the live recording (the only 100 marks awarded for the Tchaikovsky PC is Van Cliburn's version). Both CDs are certainly reference, if not definitive, recordings. So my recommendation is obvious, get both CDs and enjoy the best of both worlds!

P.S. The only caveat I like to add to my highly favourable comments is this. For audiophiles i.e. those with highly tuned and sensitive ears, I detected low level hiss that is acutely audible at high volume and in the quieter passages. Also, there appear to be a overall digital hardness that is typical of some early CD, and in particular DG, pressings. Some may find this unacceptably distracting and irritating, so be forewarned.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Even "five stars" is not enough 5 Feb. 2011
By R. Germinario - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion, this astonishing recording of Tchaikovsky`s Piano Concerto No.1 is quite possibly one of the finest versions of ANY piano concerto there is.
There are others which are marvels of technicality, or performances of ideal examples of living poetry.
Argerich`s is incredibly both. I have not yet found any other recording of Tchaikovsky`s piano concerto which rivals this one.
A cornerstone of the very best of classical music.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A famous and historic pair of recordings still making a strong coupling 25 Oct. 2013
By I. Giles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This disc couples together the Tchaikovsky concerto conducted by Dutoit from 1971 with her Prokofiev conducted by Abbado from 1967. Both are good recordings from those periods and both recordings show Argerich in full command of proceedings and well supported by her two conductors and their orchestras.

There are now other options of experiencing Argerich in both of these two works. The closest match is a very well restored visual presentation available from Euroarts on DVD. This contains the same two concertos recorded 'live' in 1977 featuring the Tchaikovsky with Groves and the RLPO coupled with the Prokofiev with Previn and the LSO. These are exciting performances from the same vintage and have the undeniable additional benefit of seeing Argerich playing as well as hearing her.

She also made a well-respected later recording of the Tchaikovsky on CD with Chailly which was notable for its fast speeds. Although obviously very exciting there is also a sense of being too fast for the comfort of the music and the same feeling persists as regards the Rachmaninov 3 coupling. The earlier 1971 performance of the Tchaikovsky on this disc has more room to breathe and is arguably preferable for that reason. There is also a respected, even later version with Abbado and that is coupled with the two piano version of the Nutcracker music.

This earlier disc still holds its place therefore as containing two of the best versions available of the two concertos and it therefore makes a particularly strong coupling. For this reason it has now achieved something of an historic reference status for many collectors.

At the same price or less it is possible to obtain fine sets of the complete Prokofiev concertos in newer sound by Beroff or Krainev for example which may make a strong alternative option for purchasers. Yuja Wang's account of the Prokofiev 3 with Abbado at Lucerne is particularly notable. That visual production is coupled with Mahler 1 and is available on both DVD and Blu-ray.

There are numerous alternative recordings of the Tchaikovsky. Still, the fact remains that none of the others offers this particular coupling and this disc therefore has that special claim and offers superb performances from a young Argerich on top form.

I would suggest therefore that this disc still has claim to be seriously considered by collectors, especially those attracted by this particular coupling of two major concertos.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
top 5 classical cds all time for me 17 Oct. 2012
By jack goldman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I heard her live and was astounded. This CD is also astounding. A must own CD for any serious music lover.
9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
The best 14 Oct. 2004
By Robert E. Robey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I heard Argerich's Tchaikovsky's piano concerto, I stopped looking for the one that I could call "mine." Without going into a lot of details, I can say that I haven't heard anyone play this better, and precious few can even come close to this one.

Buy it. You will not be disappointed.
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