The Art of Martha Argerich, Part 2

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Martha Argerich in Paris, 1983 Martha Argerich in Paris, 1983 (Screenshot)

Host David Dubal dedicates this week's episode to a continued look at the work of the renowned pianist, Martha Argerich, who just celebrated her 75th birthday and was named a Kennedy Center honoree. This year also saw the release of a box set of her complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. 

This hour, listen to Argerich perform solo works, piano two hands and selections from concerti, most of which are included in the new box set. 

Reflections from the Keyboard airs Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10 pm on WQXR.

Program Playlist (all performance by Martha Argerich):

Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
with Nelson Freire

Schumann: "Von freunden Ländern und Menschen" from Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Schumann: "Träumerei" from Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Schumann: "Äußerst bewegt" from Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19, Rondo
with Philharmonia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: "Valse des fleurs" (arr. Economou)
with Nicolas Economou

Ravel: "Scarbo" from Gaspard de la Nuit

Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, Allegro Vivace
with National Symphony Orchestra of Washington

Chopin: Préludes Op. 28, No. 1

Chopin: Préludes Op. 28, No. 23

Chopin: Préludes Op. 28, No. 24

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