1965 Recording Now Issued On Vinyl LP!
Martha Argerich recorded this recital in 1965, shortly after her victory in the
prestigious Chopin Competition, but it only became available in 1999, when it
appeared on CD. This is its first release on LP, the format originally intended.
"Argerich was quite the most formidable player we had ever come across,"
said the album's producer, Suvi Raj Grubb, "Nothing would have been beyond
this woman." All this adds up to a recording that is indeed legendary.
Martha Argerich is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th
century. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Argerich rose to international prominence when she won the seventh International
Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1965, at age 24. In that same year, she
debuted in the United States in Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series.
In 1960 she made her first commercial recording, which included works by Chopin,
Brahms, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Liszt; it received critical acclaim upon its
• Vinyl LP
• Gatefold Jacket
Martha Argerich, piano
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
1. I. Allegro Maestoso
2. II. Scherzo: Molto Vivace
3. III. Largo
4. IV. Finale: Presto, Non Tanto
5. Mazurka No. 36 in A minor, Op. 59 No. 1
6. Mazurka No. 37 in A flat, Op. 59 No. 2
7. Mazurka No. 38 in F Sharp minor, Op. 59 No. 3
8. Nocturne No. 4 in F, Op. 15, No. 1
9. Scherzo No. 3 in C Sharp minor, Op. 39
10. Polonaise No. 6 in A flat, Op. 53
Recorded June 23, 24, 27, 1965 at Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London