Piano – Martha Argerich. Producer – Sid McLauchlan. Violoncello – Mischa Maisky. Recording: Kyoto, Japan, Concert Hall, 11/2000.
Album · 2001 · 14 Songs. By Frédéric Chopin - Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich. 2. I. Allegro moderato. By Claude Debussy - Mischa Maisky & Martha Argerich.
The duo of cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Martha Argerich is known for the virtuoso flair they bring to their performances. This album was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. The ensemble succeeds at matching each other in every way, lending a unified and organic feeling that make it hard to believe at times that this is a live recording. The acoustic quality is also outstanding, although you may wish it were not so good when Maisky's loud breathing and foot-tapping get out of hand (particularly in the Debussy).
Together, Maisky and Argerich challenge each other to even higher heights, with Maisky singing like an operatic baritone and Argerich taking ever dangerous risks. And in this concert, Maisky and Argerich are at the top of their form, delivering performances that are, with one exception, among the most compelling ever recorded. Only Maisky's overly Romantic interpretation of Debussy's cello sonata is less convincing and, even there, the brilliance of Argerich's performance cannot be denied. This is as exciting a cello/piano recital as has ever been recorded.
Their Chopin sonata is far more passionate than any ever recorded: Maisky's playing makes the venerable Rostropovich performance seem restrained and Argerich's playing makes the piano part sound like the dazzling music it is, rather than a demure accompaniment to the cellist.
DE. Deutsche Grammophon.
Martha Argerich has worked as a concert pianist with many famous conductors. She has also attached great importance to chamber music ever since, at the age of 17, she accompanied the violinist Joseph Szigeti - two generations older than herself. She has toured Europe, America and Japan with Gidon Kremer and Mischa Maisky and has also recorded much of the repertory for four hands and for two pianos with the pianists Nelson Freire, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Nicolas Economou and Alexandre Rabinovitch. On the occasion of a memorial concert for the impresario Reinhard Paulsen, the three artists came together in Japan, where they performed piano trios by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky (recorded live by DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON). In March 2000 Martha Argerich gave her first great solo appearance in almost 20 years in New York's Carnegie Hall.
Martha Argerich has 18,164 members. One of the most prominant and beautiful pianist of the world. Bach : Unaccompanied Cello Suite N. Prelude F. Chopin : Introduction and Polonaise brillante ( for Violoncello and Piano) in C major, o. F. Chopin : Cello Sonata 3rd movement Largo. Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim Richard Wagner (arr. Debussy) -Der Fliegende Holländer Overture.
|Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in G minor op.65 (Cello Sonata)|
|1. Allegro moderato||15:03|
|2. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)||5:03|
|4. Finale (Allegro)||6:07|
|Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (played on the Violoncello)|
|1. Allegretto ben moderato||6:27|
|2. Allegro - Quasi lento - Tempo 1 (Allegro)||8:12|
|3. Recitativo - Fantasie. Moderato||7:21|
|4. Allegretto poco mosso||6:02|
|Sonata For Violoncello And Piano In D Minor|
|1. Prologue. Lent||4:55|
|2. Sérénade. Modérément animé||3:38|
|3. Finale. Animé||3:45|
|Polonaise Brillante Op.3|
|Alla Polacca. Allegro||5:56|
|471 346-2||Chopin*, Frank*, Debussy* - Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich||Chopin*, Frank*, Debussy* - Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Live in Japan (CD, Album)||Deutsche Grammophon||471 346-2||Germany||2001|
|289 471 346-2||Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich||Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Live in Japan - Chopin, Franck, Debussy (CD, Liv)||Deutsche Grammophon||289 471 346-2||US||2001|
|471 346-2||Chopin*, Frank*, Debussy* - Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich||Chopin*, Frank*, Debussy* - Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich - Live in Japan (CD, Album)||Deutsche Grammophon||471 346-2||Europe||2001|
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