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Argerich recordings
on: January 17, 2005, 11:10:28 PM
i've heard a lot of good things about her on this forum, but i only have one cd of hers that has:

chopin scherzo 3 & barcarolle
brahms rhapsodies
prokofiev toccata
liszt HR 6 and sonata

anoybody know any recordings of hers or pieces that she plays exceptionally well?

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Re: Argerich recordings
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 12:12:57 AM
So many recordings for her.....but if I must choose some...

My most favourite piece is Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 with Bayerischen Rundfunkorchester conducted by Kiril Kondrashin (Philips Label). This is the most thrilling recording of this work, I believe. Especially for the 3rd Movement...some people say she is tend to be too emotional in her performance but I don't care those kind of comments. I like her and that is it.

The second favourite is "Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1; Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11"  I like her playing Bach as well.

When she came to Japan long long time ago (about 25 years or so?), I remember she was saying at the interview that she liked her Chopin Conpetition album best. It is of Concerto No.1, Scherzo No.3, Mazurkas Op59-1, 2 and 3.

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Re: Argerich recordings
Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 07:05:32 PM
Gaspard and Sonatine.
Rach 3
Schumann quintet (not solo, duh)

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Re: Argerich recordings
Reply #3 on: January 18, 2005, 09:04:56 PM
In my humble opinion, one of Argerich's most inspired recordings is of Chopin's Nocturne in c minor - Live from the Concertgebouw. It's beyond words...

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Reply #4 on: January 22, 2005, 09:19:32 AM
this is a some question -- to filter out only a few favorites of Argerich.  I personally think everything she recorded is so genius.  I was delighted by her Schumann Fantasiesctucke.  Yes, I will also agree her Gaspard is one of the best.  A brilliant music historian and I had a discussion about her playing many years ago.  We came to the conclusion she just hears things faster than many artists -- faster and clearer, that is one reason her playing is so brilliant.  You should definitely listen to her early recording of the Chopin third sonata -- I heard she layed down the Fourth movement in one take -- that was it.  That's all it took.  And it's absolutely brilliant.  I have all her recordings.  There is no recording that is less than brilliant.  Take your pick.
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