Yes, I am a great fan of this amazing artist. I would not be surprised if she is among the top five pianists that I share with you on a regular basis.
in June, 2016, Ms Argerich will celebrate her 75th birthday! These early recordings are intended to celebrate with her.
The tracks on this collection are:
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3, recorded in WDR Cologne, 8 September 1960
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 ‘Hunt’, recorded WDR, Cologne, 23 January 1960
Toccata in D minor, Op. 11, recorded NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960
Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28, recorded NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83, recorded WDR Cologne, 31 October 1967
Gaspard de la Nuit! recorded NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960
Sonatine, recorded WDR Cologne, 8 September 1960
Performed by Martha Argerich (piano)
Martha Argerich’s amazing early recordings, released here for the first time, include sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven that appear nowhere else in her earlier recordings. And Prokofiev’s Third Sonata is also a recording première.
This set displaying the young virtuoso includes her first recordings of Ravel’s Gaspard and his Sonatine, as well as Prokofiev Seventh Sonata, full of mystery and excitement. They show her to be an eloquent and imaginative artist at the age of 18, already at the peak of her pianistic capabilities.
Here is Ms. Argerich in Prokofiev’s beautiful piano concerto number 3: