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    Talking Martha Argerich

    I love this woman! She plays with such virtuosity. I'm amazed everytime I watch her play a piece. Her Rach 3 rivals that of Horowitz, IMO and I love her Piano Concerto No. 1 of Tchaikovsky. Her notes are flawless and the concerto runs so much smoother and quicker. What are your alls opinions? She reminds me of Horowitz in the fact that she doesn't do the crazy facial expressions and she makes it look so easy, which I enjoy. Sometimes I feel like I'm forced to watch the pianist's expressions rather than listen to the music. Whatchoo all think?

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    I like her very much and she is much better looking than Horowitz,lol

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    You need to hear her playing Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, particularly Scarbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frasier View Post
    You need to hear her playing Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, particularly Scarbo.

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    That's one of my favorite pieces... I currently have the Gieseking rendition but I'll definitely check out Argerich's.

    As for Argerich, she is my favorite female pianist. with Alicia de Larrocha coming in a close second for her Spanish works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachovsky View Post
    I love this woman! She plays with such virtuosity.
    And you will be overwhelmed by joy once you are able to discover by yourself she is an astounding musician, more than just a set of ten fingers and two rapid wrists.

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    The greatest living pianist....period!

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    Yes, she plays all so fast that it seams that she always has the period. And had to run to the bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    Yes, she plays all so fast that it seams that she always has the period. And had to run to the bathroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    Yes, she plays all so fast
    No more than Heifetz or Gitlis...

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    I love her playing Schuman. But my favorite lp of hers is the '67 DG of The Ravel Piano concerto in G with Prokofiev's No 3 on the other side. Marvelous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badinerie View Post
    I love her playing Schuman. But my favorite lp of hers is the '67 DG of The Ravel Piano concerto in G with Prokofiev's No 3 on the other side. Marvelous!
    I remember her playing a Schumann concerto that I liked and for Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit is played exceptionally. It's on YouTube I believe.


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    Wow! I just checked out the You tube video of her playing Beethoven's piano concerto no2...I may have to get a recent recording. Shame you cant buy the video.

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    Yes, her Prokofiev No. 3 is (one of) her the most important and famous recording...in other words, when you are looking for the best recording of this concerto, you have to consider her at least.

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    Yes, thank you all. I'm tired of Martha haters. She's my hero. I am GOING to see her play The Ravel in SF this spring!!!!!!!!

    She is my favorite Prokofiev interpreter, along with Richter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airad2 View Post
    I am GOING to see her play The Ravel in SF this spring!!!!!!!!
    She sometimes play the Ravel concerto together with Prokofiev's first. Is this the case?

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