- Chamber Ensembles Collection
In recent years, Martha Argerich has preferred playing chamber music and collaborating with other top musicians, rather than playing solo. In this collection, we hear her with several collaborators in some totally amazing performances.
In volume three of DGG’s tribute to Martha Argerich’s artistry, we get a wonderful grouping of chamber music such as the: Rachmaninov “Symphonic Dances”; Bartok’s “Sonata for two pianos and Percussion“; and Brahms’ First Piano Quartet.
Ms. Argerich is joined by some well-known musicians in this collection such as: Nelson Freire, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello, etc. This is a wonderful tribute to Martha’s capabilities, and to her love and devotion to chamber music.
Tracks in this collection are:
Sonata for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121, Sz. 115
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Variations on a theme by Haydn for two pianos, Op. 56b ‘St Anthony Variations’
Cinderella, Op. 87
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Ma Mère l’Oye
La Valse (for 2 pianos)
Rondo for piano duet in A major, D951
Fantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio, Op. 88
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 ‘In Memory of a Great Artist’
Here is Cesar Franck’s Violin Sonata, with violinist Geza Hosszu Legocky and Martha Argerich, piano: (Just listen to that passion!)
And next, here are Argerich & Kissin in Lutoslawski’s Paganini Variations for Two Pianos:
Finally, here are Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire in Ravel’s ‘La Valse’:
Tags: Martha Argerich, Chamber music, Bartok, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Frank, Schubert, Schumann