Argerich’s Birthday

Happy Birthday, Martha Argerich!

June 5th, 2011 is the 70th birthday of pianist Martha Argerich. Many happy returns!

Here is some wonderful recent recorded music by this terrific pianist:

Martha Argerich & Mischa Maisky


  • Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Neeme Järvi
Franck, C:

  • Cello Sonata in A major

Martha Argerich (piano) & Mischa Maisky (violoncello)

  • Double Concerto for piano, violoncello and orchestra ‘Romantic Offering’

World Premiere
Martha Argerich (piano) & Mischa Maisky (violoncello)
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Neeme Järvi

  • Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Neeme Järvi

At one of her rare appearances with orchestra, Martha Argerich joined forces with cellist Mischa Maisky and the fabulous Lucerne Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin – “Romantic Offering”, a double concerto for piano, cello and orchestra dedicated to its very first soloists.

“I’ve attempted to depict and highlight the most distinctive individual qualities of these two musicians … Romantic Offering should inspire new thoughts and experiences. Music isn’t only the product of experiment. It should move your soul and touch your heart.”

……………………………Rodion Shchedrin

The program also included two late-Romantic masterpieces by César Franck, Antonín Dvořák. As well as Dmitri Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of maestro Neeme Järvi.

Here is Ms. Argerich in Bach’s Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826:

And here she is again in Bach’s toccata in C Minor BWV 911:

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