A Piano Evening with Martha Argerich [DVD Video]
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(Apr 24, 2007)
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The program includes Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Argerich as soloist, Schumann's Sonata for Piano and Violin in a minor with Renaud Capucon and Argerich, and the Beethoven Triple Concerto with all three performers. I want to stress how amazing the camera work is in this DVD: you get shots of the keyboard and Argerich's hands and arms as if you were standing right next to her turning the pages, really giving you an inside look into a staggering technical mechanism.Read more ›
But he is right in saying this is clearly Argerich's show. Following the Prokofiev symphony is his all-too-rarely-played First Piano Concerto in D Flat which, when I hear it, always makes me feel all's right with the world. That long vaulting first melody in the first movement is a creation of genius. Argerich plays the whole thing with panache and grace as well as surpassing virtuosity.
And since this is a 'Piano Night with Martha Argerich' the pattern of most orchestral concerts is broken by the appearance next on the bill of Schumann's First Violin Sonata with Renaud Capuçon and Argerich.Read more ›
Alexander Rabinovitch demonstrates his persuasive temperament as conductor, making a terrific version about Prokoviev's Classical Symphony Op. 25.
Then, soloist and orchestra performed an electrifying version of Prokoviev's First Piano Concerto, filled and hovered of that mercurial display of eruptive fierceness and sheer lyricism.
Then came the performance of Schumann's Violin Sonata, frank, honest, virile and incisive without romantic meanderings.
The jewel of the crown turned around the magisterial performance about Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Interpretative solvency and remarkable exhibition of noblesse and expressiveness.
If you want to give yourself a deserved gift or in case you want to give a musical gift to a beloved person, don't think it over and go for this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wonderful opportunity to be there...at the Roque d'Antheron Festival, the greatest piano festival in France, THANKS to this DVD! Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by Rodolfo Camporredondo
Martha Argerich 2005 performance with the Flanders Symphony
in which she played by herself, accompanied a violinst and
was the pianst in the Beethoven Triple. Read more