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Martha Argerich and friends, live from Lugano 2012

5099972111925 (3 discs)

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: [c72']/[c78']/[c66']
Tracks: 12 + 8 + 11
© 2013 EMI Classics
Reviewer: Barbara Sealock
Review of Martha Argerich and friends, live from Lugano 2012 published on 2 January 2014

Listen: Prokofiev: Moderato (Violin Sonata No 2 in D) (CD3 track 1, 0:00-0:50)

CD1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):

Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D, K 381
1 Allegro
2 Andante
3 Allegro molto

Maria João Pires, piano
Martha Argerich, piano

Robert Schumann (1810-1856):

Five Pieces in Popular Style Op 102

4 Mit humor: 'Vanitas vanitatum'
5 Langsam
6 Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
7 Nicht zu rasch
8 Stark and markirt

Gautier Capuçon, cello
Martha Argerich, piano

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911):

Piano Quartet in A minor
9 Nicht zu schnell; Entschlossen

Lily Maisky, piano
Sascha Maisky, violin
Lyda Chen, viola
Mischa Maisky, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):

Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K 503
10 Allegro maestoso
11 Andante in F major
12 Allegretto

Martha Argerich, piano
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
Jacek Kaspszyk, director

CD2

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):

1 Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op 56b

Martha Argerich, piano
Nicholas Angelich, piano

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904):

Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 87
2 Allegro con fuoco
3 Lento
4 Allegro moderato, grazioso
5 Finale. Allegro, ma non troppo

Polina Leschenko, piano
Ilya Gringolts, violin
Nathan Braude, viola
Torlief Thedéen, cello

Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909):

6 Theme with Variations for 2 pianos in E flat, Op 58

Nelson Goerner, piano
Rusudan Alavidze, piano

Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884):

7 Sonata in E minor for two pianos, eight hands

8 Rondo in C for two pianos, eight hands

Martha Argerich, piano
Lilya Zilberstein, piano
Anton Gerzenberg, piano
Daniel Gerzenberg, piano

CD3

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953):

Violin Sonata No 2 in D, Op 94 bis
1 Moderato
2 Presto - Poco piu mosso del - Tempo I
3 Andante
4 Allegro con brio - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I

Renaud Capuçon, violin
Martha Argerich, piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) transcribed for three pianos by Carlo M Griguoli:

La Mer
5 De l'aube à midi sur la mer
6 Jeux des vagues
7 Dialogue du vent et de la mer

Giorgia Tomassi, piano
Carlo Maria Griguoli, piano
Alessandro Stella, piano

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951):

Piano Quintet in C, Op posth
8 Molto placido
9 Andantino con moto
10 Finale. Allegro vivace

Lilya Zilberstein, piano
Dora Schwarzberg, violin
Lucia Hall, violin
Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, viola
Jing Zhao, cello

Mariano Mores (born 1922) transcribed for two pianos by Ale Petrasso:

11 Taquito militar

Martha Argerich, piano
Ale Petrasso, piano

Recorded 8-25 June 2012 at Palazzo dei Congressi (Mozart concerto only) and Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland.

EMI have supplied a temporary review copy in plastic slip cases with no booklet, with a note promising to send on finished copies on receipt.


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