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Power and passion (and poetry too),
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This review is from: Martha Argerich: The Début Recording (Audio CD)
In the absence of a full DVD or CD of Martha's winning programme in the 1965 Chopin piano competition, this is about as close as you can get to March 1965 (check out her performance of the op.53 polonaise on youtube!)
The performances are full of fire and passion, amazingly powerful for such a frail-looking young woman with (at that time) small hands, but poetry and introspection are also present when required.
The only slight downside is the recording, which compared to the DG take of a virtually identical programme a couple of years later, is a bit boomy and not 100% "clean" - one would have expected a little more from EMI, especially at Abbey Road.
That apart, one hell of a CD!