Martha’s Music.


Martha Argerich:

I have always been able to connect with the playing of Martha Argerich. She is a technical wizard, yet she conveys an amazing passion in her playing. I have heard her play for many years, and I am still thrilled.

Here is my Spotify playlist called “Hank’s Martha”:

Martha Argerich brings passion, thunder, and sensitive pianissimo when needed to every piece of music she plays. She is a complete pianist, but unfortunately I have only had one opportunity to hear her live at any concerts. That was at Carnegie Hall many years ago, where she played the Maurice Ravel G-Major piano concerto.

The collection on this CD brings us the following music:


  • La leggierezza – Étude de concert No. 2, S144


  • Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
  • Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83


  • Sonatine

Performed by Martha Argerich (piano)


Here is Martha Argerich in Maurice Ravel’s ‘Jeux d’eau


And next here is the Prokofiev Toccata Op. 11, as played first by Vladimir Horowitz and then followed by Martha Argerich:


Finally, here is the Franz Liszt “Trois Concert Etudes no 2 ‘La Leggerezza’ S 144 No, 2” as played by the young Evgeny Kissin:



Tags: Prokofiev, Liszt, Ravel, Martha Argerich, Horowitz, Evgeny Kissin