Argerich and Perlman Perform

When two musical giants get together to perform, then good things happen. And on this recording, Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman show us the wonderful results, which include the following:


Bach, J S:

Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord No. 4 in C minor, BWV1017


Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2


Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

All performed by Martha Argerich (piano) and Itzhak Perlman (violin)

It has been 18 years since Itzhak Perlman and Martha Argerich have recorded their last studio album together. On that occasion in 1998, they performed Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, the Franck Violin Sonata and Schumann’s Violin Sonata No.1

Mr. Perlman said:

“Working with Martha was a unique experience for me … Her brilliance and the colors she uses when she plays are recognizeable as soon as you hear them – it’s her; nobody else sounds like that… I am so excited that we were actually able to record together again… When this possibility came along that she might be able to have a couple of days free to record I said, ‘I’ll go any place!’”

Martha Argerich added: “I feel so stimulated to play with Itzhak, it’s really a feast – fantastic! It’s a very special relationship, I am completely enchanted.”

Here are these two amazing artists in Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata:


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