176 Songs, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes

TITLE TIME
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1
8:06
6:53
4:27
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12 No. 2
5:42
5:09
4:56
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3
7:44
6:01
4:02
Sonata for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
4:02
3:20
3:16
2:53
Sonata for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
2:14
3:50
5:35
3:57
Sonata for Viola da gamba and Harpsichord No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029
5:13
6:19
3:35
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 105
7:23
4:06
5:00
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 121
12:43
4:37
5:52
8:36
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23
6:55
7:19
5:15
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"
9:40
6:01
1:19
6:34
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Sz. 75
12:44
10:15
9:29
Violin Sonata
4:52
4:59
2:47
4:00
Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
1:17
1:30
0:47
0:51
1:08
1:54
12 Variations On "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66
0:31
0:31
0:29
0:27
0:31
0:30
0:23
0:42
0:26
0:34
1:18
1:12
1:38
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1
3:00
12:33
1:25
6:30
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2
5:27
9:42
7:33
7 Variations On "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", for Cello and Piano, WoO 46
1:00
0:37
0:39
0:59
1:30
0:34
2:34
1:49
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80
6:58
6:42
7:33
7:17
5 Mélodies, Op. 35bis
2:12
2:50
3:28
1:28
3:13
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94b
7:41
4:38
3:42
6:52
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
12:40
5:02
1:59
6:23
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1
2:59
4:53
3:21
3:58
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2
6:33
8:34
3:43
12 Variations On "See the Conquering Hero Comes" for Cello and Piano, WoO 45
0:42
0:38
0:35
0:39
0:46
0:52
0:39
0:33
0:37
0:40
0:40
3:24
0:56
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30 No. 1
7:49
6:43
7:34
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No. 2
7:36
7:41
3:36
4:54
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30 No. 3
6:21
8:32
3:24
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
14:12
14:53
8:30
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
10:34
6:28
1:56
8:23
Adagio and Allegro in A-Flat Major, Op. 70
4:38
4:33
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
3:08
3:16
3:48
4:06
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102
3:09
3:59
5:09
2:01
3:03
4:12
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
10:57
3:54
8:42
0:21
Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
15:03
5:03
3:55
6:07
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
6:27
8:12
7:21
6:02
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor
4:54
3:38
3:45
Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 3
3:02
5:55
0:36
Pulcinella: Suite italienne
2:15
3:07
5:32
2:06
4:36
0:35
Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 119
11:07
4:41
7:38
0:36
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40
11:07
2:54
7:44
3:53
0:40
2:15
0:52

About Martha Argerich

Born in Buenos Aires, Martha Argerich was enrolled for piano study at the age of five by her mother, with piano teacher Vincenzo Scaramuzza. He stressed lyricism and feeling. "When the sound is empty," he said to her, "it sounds like a pair of pants walking into the room with nothing inside them." She made her debut playing a Mozart concerto when she was eight, mentally preparing herself for the concert by making herself believe that, "if I missed a single note, I would explode." She did not miss a single note. In 1955 her family moved to Europe, where she studied in Switzerland with Madeleine Lipatti, then with Nikita Magaloff and eventually with Friedrich Gulda, an early idol.

In 1957, at the age of 16, she won the Geneva International Competition and the Ferruccio Busoni International Competition within three weeks. At the Bolzano Competition she met Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. When she was about 20 and in the throes of an artistic crisis, she sought him out for advice.

In 1965 she became the first pianist from the Western Hemisphere to win first prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, and the following year, she made her U.S. debut in Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series. Her long association with the Deutsche Grammophon label began in 1967.

Although she plays Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann, her repertoire centers on composers such as Rachmaninov, Ravel, and Prokofiev, and more modern composers, including Lutoslawski and Messiaen. After the first few years of her career she gave up playing solo recitals, preferring collaborative musical work. Only her first two albums were solo.

She first publicly played chamber music when she was 17, accompanying violinist Joseph Szigeti. Especially known as a chamber-music player and as a graceful musical collaborator, she has performed with pianists Stephen Kovacevich, Nicolas Economou, Nelson Freire, and Alexandre Rabinovich, violinist Gidon Kremer, and cellist Mischa Maisky.

Among her standout recordings are those of Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen, the Piano Concerto No. 1 of Tchaikovsky, and the third concertos of Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. The Deutsche Grammophon coupling of the Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, conducted by her then-husband, Charles Dutoit, is considered among the great classics of recorded piano concerto repertory.

  • ORIGIN
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • GENRE
    Classical
  • BORN
    June 5, 1941

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