Martha Argerich

Schumann, Bach, Brahms

Vinyl
27 Jan 2017

Barcode: 0190295868321

Composer: Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach
Other participants: Itzhak Perlman

“Working with Martha was a unique experience for me …Her brilliance and the colours she uses when she plays are recognisable as soon as you hear them – it’s her; nobody else sounds like that… I am so excited that we were actually able to record together again… When this possibility came along that she might be able to have a couple of days free to record I said, ‘I’ll go any place!’” – Itzhak Perlman. Martha Argerich added: “I feel so stimulated to play with Itzhak, it’s really a feast – fantastic! It’s a very special relationship, I am completely enchanted.”

Itzhak Perlman and Martha Argerich have recorded a historic first studio album together: It has been 18 years since their last album together, a live recital from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. On that momentous occasion in 1998, the pair performed three of the 19th century’s most ambitious and enthralling works for violin and piano – Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, the Franck Violin Sonata and Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1. The first two sonatas were released in 1999 by EMI Classics (now Warner Classics) in what was the pair’s only recording together until now.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
02 Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: II. Allegretto  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
03 Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105: III. Lebhaft  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
04 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
05 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
06 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
07 Brahms: Sonatensatz in C Minor, Op. posth. "FAE Sonata", WoO 2: Scherzo  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
08 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Siciliano. Largo  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
09 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
10 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
11 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
Disc 2 
01 Brahms: Sonatensatz in C Minor, Op. posth. "FAE Sonata", WoO 2: Scherzo  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
02 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: I. Siciliano. Largo  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
03 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: II. Allegro  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
04 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: III. Adagio  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 
05 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017: IV. Allegro  - Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman 


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