Monday, June 06, 2011

Argerich is 70!

Yesterday marked the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 70th birthday. Here she is at a rather younger age with Chailly playing part of the Rachmaninov 3rd concerto.
This is the slow movement (technically though the speed that the pianist has to go through notes makes it far from a rest for the soloist!). Then watch (at around 7:10) the speed and ferocity with which she attacks the last movement. Alas she has tended to stay away from the virtuosic parts of the repertory for many years - except for a small number of exceptions.
You'll find the other parts of the concerto in the associated items on youtube though getting them in hte right order is tricky - start here!

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