Martha Argerich live at Verbier Festival

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Martha Argerich live at Verbier Festival

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27th June 2011




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Martha Argerich live at Verbier Festival

Recorded live at during the Verbier Festival, Switzerland, 22 July 2009 (Beethoven, Scarlatti) and 17 July 2010 (Shostakovich, Bizet).


Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Martha Argerich (piano)

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy


Symphony in C

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K141 in D minor

Martha Argerich (piano)


Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35

Martha Argerich (piano) & David Guerrier (trumpet)

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy

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Martha Argerich proves once again her great pianistic technique in a wave of virtuosity, performing emblematic works of the greatest composers ever.

Martha Argerich has long been hailed as one of the greatest and most uniquely imaginative pianists. She is most admired for the pure joy of her music-making and her individual approach to each work, each situation and each audience.

The Verbier Festival, held each summer in the Swiss Alps, has developed over eighteen years into one of the most important classical music festivals in Europe, bringing together great musical talent and dedicated music lovers alike from across the globe.

Martha Argerich celebrates her 70th birthday on the 5 June 2011.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 87 min

FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

October 2011


“Both directors capture [Argerich's] unique artistry...she sets about the down-to-earth matter of sublime music-making, pulling all her colleagues into her spell...Takacs-Nagy partners Argerich sensitively. Using no baton - just the occasional pencil - he never loses sight of the landscape in a quest for its fruits, and his way of shaping long phrases and building paragraphs is as special as his airy rhythms and attention to inner voices.”

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2011

“Most pianists a quarter of her age would struggle to match her. One can only marvel at the depth of expression, spontaneity, sense of discovery and playfulness she brings to [the Beethoven]...Just when you think everyone is in top gear, the whole ensemble shifts up another notch - and then goes into overdrive. Thrilling stuff.”

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