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Martha Argerich – Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Martha Argerich – Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 29:58 minutes | 283 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Martha Argerich (Eastern Catalan pronunciation: [‘mata ‘ik]; Spanish pronunciation: [‘mata axe’it]; born 5 June 1941) is an Argentine-Swiss classical concert pianist. She is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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Martha Argerich – Chopin – Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 & Scherzos, Baracolle, Mazurkas, Polonaises (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Martha Argerich – Chopin – Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 & Scherzos, Baracolle, Mazurkas, Polonaises (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:29:31 minutes | 3,02 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Martha Argerich has been an outstanding Chopin interpreter for decades. In celebration of her 80th birthday on June 5th, 2021 Deutsche Grammophon presents the exceptional pianist’s Complete Chopin Recordings, starting with this stunning rendition of the 3rd Piano Sonata, alongside Scherzos, Baracolle, Mazurkas, and Polonaises.

“When I don’t play Chopin for a while, I don’t feel like a pianist.”
– Martha Argerich

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Martha Argerich – Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 2, Introduction & Polonaise brillante (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Martha Argerich – Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 2, Introduction & Polonaise brillante (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:08:08 minutes | 2,32 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Martha Argerich has been an outstanding Chopin interpreter for decades. In celebration of her 80th birthday on June 5th, 2021 Deutsche Grammophon presents the exceptional pianist’s Complete Chopin Recordings, continuing with this collection of rendition where she is joined by the National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Mstislav Rostropovich!

“When I don’t play Chopin for a while, I don’t feel like a pianist.”
– Martha Argerich

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Martha Argerich, Guy Braunstein – A Romantic Take – Live from the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin (2020) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: A Romantic Take – Live from the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin
Release Date: 2020
Genre: Classical
Artists: Guy Braunstein – violin; Martha Argerich – piano

Production/Label: Euroarts
Duration: 02:25:03
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: H.264
Audio codec: PCM, DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29892 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio #1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio #2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 7295 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 26.27 GB

She is a piano legend, he has collaborated as a soloist with all leading conductors and orchestras around the world. Now Martha Argerich and Guy Braunstein come to the Pierre Boulez Saal with their first-ever duo program—an artistic encounter that promises to be an extraordinary musical experience.

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Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev – Prokofiev – Cinderella; Ravel – Ma Mere l’Oye (2004) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO

Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev – Prokofiev – Cinderella; Ravel – Ma Mere l’Oye (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 00:49:43 minutes | 3,49 GB
Genre: Classical | Scans included | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Mikhail Pletnev has made a transcription for two pianos of excerpts from Prokofiev’s Cinderella ballet that is as colorful and rich as the orchestral original, particularly when performed by such amazing pianists as Pletnev and Martha Argerich. The transcription is based not on the orchestral score, but on Prokofiev’s own solo piano transcriptions, which means that this version, while obviously denser in textures than the solo piano version, is still transparent and clear in expression. Carefully chosen excerpts contrast moments of quiet lushness, as in the “Introduction” and “Winter,” with the Classicism of the Gavotte and the briskness of the Gallop. Pletnev’s Finale combines the ball’s waltz with the chiming of the clock, an ingenious use of the percussive capabilities of the piano, and the shimmering scales that transport the Prince and Cinderella to fairyland at the end of the ballet. Pletnev and Argerich quite effectively convey the ballet’s story and the complex sentiments of the characters and action that Prokofiev puts into the music, from the nattering energy of the “Quarrel” to the swirling waltz and ringing bells of the Finale. You can easily imagine the ballet being performed with this ensemble rather than a full orchestra. The inclusion of Ravel’s Mother Goose suite on the disc is a delightful bonus. Again, they wonderfully bring out the color and richness of the music that is hidden within its simple lines. This is a disc for fans of Cinderella as well as those of two piano music.

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Martha Argerich & Mischa Maisky – Schubert & Schumann: Arpeggione Sonata & Fantasiestuck (1985) [Japan 2019] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Martha Argerich & Mischa Maisky – Schubert & Schumann: Arpeggione Sonata & Fantasiestuck (1985)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:18 minutes | Basic scans | 2,14 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Basic scans included | 1,05 GB
Japanese SACD Reissue 2019 | Decca / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSD-90201

Pianist Martha Argerich and cellist Mischa Maisky perform compositional works by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann on this audiophile release. The reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid SACD release of historical recording selections that have been mainstays of the catalog since their initial release.

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Martha Argerich, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Kazuyoshi Akiyama – Music for Peace (2016) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Martha Argerich, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Kazuyoshi Akiyama – Music for Peace (2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 37:18 minutes | 1,47 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:18 minutes | 807 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In August 2015, the 70th anniversary of the American bombing and the end of the World War II, Martha Argerich co-starred with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama. The monumental live performance is here.

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Martha Argerich – Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording (1999) [Japan 2011] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Martha Argerich – Chopin: The Legendary 1965 Recording (1999) [Japan 2011]
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:29 minutes | Basic Covers | 2,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | F/B Covers | 936 MB

How can it be that a recording by one of today’s indisputably unequaled pianists performing some of her prime repertory–made fresh within months of her triumph in the 1965 Warsaw International Chopin Competition–could languish for decades in the vaults before its official release? Chalk it up to the exclusivity clauses of rival recording companies and legal constraints from which not even Wotan with the help of Loge could extricate himself. Thankfully this belated EMI release – recorded in a few sessions at the Abbey Road studios – is finally available.

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Martha Argerich – Live form the Concertgebouw 1978 & 1979 (2011) SACD ISO

Martha Argerich – Live form the Concertgebouw 1978 & 1979 (2011)
Classical | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 00:52:00 | 2,9 GB
Label: Warner Music (Japan) | Release Year: 2011

If you wonder why everyone’s so crazy about Martha Argerich, this disc should explain it. Recorded live in recital at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in May 1978 and April 1979 — but released here for the first time — these performances reveal a pianist with a daredevil spirit and technique to burn. Surely Chopin’s C-sharp Minor Scherzo has never been fired off with such dizzying speed and indomitable power. Even the quieter sections — usually oases of nostalgic solace — have dramatic urgency, and her final dash to the finish line is an adrenaline rush that will leave you breathless. Argerich’s Bartók Sonata is a riot of pounding rhythms and bristling energy that makes the “Rite of Spring” seem well-behaved. But she’s no jackhammer, either. Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata is just as impressive for its moments of lyrical intimacy as for its savage excitement. And Bach’s C Minor Partita is elegantly austere and poised in her oh-so-capable hands. Alberto Ginastera’s “Danzas Argentinas” — one of the pianist’s rare forays into music from her birthplace — are vibrantly colored, with a magically delicate rendering of the melancholy “Danza de la moza donoza.” An incendiary performance of one of Scarlatti’s most dazzling sonatas and a spry, shapely rendition of the Bourée from Bach’s A Minor English Suite make exquisite and exhilarating encores. Piano playing just doesn’t get any better than this.

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Martha Argerich & friends – Live from Lugano 2014 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Martha Argerich & friends – Live from Lugano 2014 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 3:14:58 minutes | 1,77 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | © Warner Classics
Recorded: 10-30.VI.2014, Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano

Warner Classics is pleased to release the 12th annual 3-album set of highlights from the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, described in The Times (London), as “community music-making on a deluxe scale, with performers and listeners mutually uplifted by music’s wonders.” The recordings celebrate the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Martha Argerich herself, to explore wide-ranging chamber music and orchestral repertoire, both well-known and rarely heard.

In addition to Ms Argerich, the 2014 Festival featured long-time collaborators such as Gidon Kremer, Gabriela Montero, Mischa Maisky, Gautier Capuçon and Lilya Zilberstein, as well as many of Ms Argerich’s young protégées, including pianists Anton and Daniel Gerzenberg and violinists Geza Hosszu-Logocky and Andrey Baranov, winner of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Competition. Also featured are pianists Alexander Mogilevsky, Francesco Piemontesi, Daniel Rivera, Dagmar Clottu, Akane Sakai, Eduardo Hubert, violinists Dora Schwarzberg and Michael Guttman, violist Nora Romanoff and cellists Jing Zhao and Mark Drobinsky.

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