Martha Argerich

Music for Two Pianos

2CD
2 Jun 2008

Barcode: 5099920762322

Composer: Johannes Brahms, Witold Roman Lutosławski, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Iljitch Tchaikovsky
Other participants: Mirabela Dina · Gabriela Montero · Lilya Zilberstein · Polina Leschenko · Yefim Bronfman · Giorgia Tomassi

To celebrate one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and following a five year collaboration with the very special ‘Progetto Martha Argerich’, Warner Classics proudly presents this definitive Argerich compilation showcasing the very best music for two pianos from the highly respected Lugano Music Festival.

Each collaboration on this 2CD set sees Martha Argerich playing with some of the most talented pianists of their generation. Artists include Gabriela Montero, Mirabela Dina, Lilya Zilberstein, Polina Leschenko, Yefim Bronfman and Giorgia Tomassi. The compilation presents a reliable feast of well-established and unfamiliar repertoire and composers featured include: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Prokofiev and Lutosławski.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 I. Ouverture miniature: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos)  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
02 Marche: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos), II. Danses caractérisque  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
03 Danse de la Fée Dragée: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos), II. Danses caractérisque  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
04 Danse russe Trepak: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos), II. Danses caractérisque  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
05 Danse Arabe: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos), II. Danses caractérisque  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
06 Danse Chinoise: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos), II. Danses caractérisque  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
07 Danse Mirlitons: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos), II. Danses caractérisque  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
08 III. Danse des Fleurs: The Nutcracker, Suite from the Ballet (for two pianos)  - Martha Argerich/Mirabela Dina 
09 I. Introduction (Alla marcia): Suite No. 2 in C, Op.17  - Martha Argerich/Gabriela Montero 
10 II. Valse (Presto): Suite No. 2 in C, Op.17  - Martha Argerich/Gabriela Montero 
11 III. Romance (Andantino): Suite No. 2 in C, Op.17  - Martha Argerich/Gabriela Montero 
12 IV. Tarentelle (Presto): Suite No. 2 in C, Op.17  - Martha Argerich/Gabriela Montero 
13 No. 1, Barcarolle (G Minor): 6 Morceaux, Op.11  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
14 No. 2, Scherzo (D Major): 6 Morceaux, Op.11  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
15 No. 3, Thème russe (B Minor): 6 Morceaux, Op.11  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
16 No. 4, Valse (A Major): 6 Morceaux, Op.11  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
17 No. 5, Romance (C Minor): 6 Morceaux, Op.11  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
18 No. 6, Slava (C Major): 6 Morceaux, Op.11  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
Disc 2 
01 Allegro non troppo: Sonata in F Minor for Two Pianos, Op.34b  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
02 Andante, un poco adagio: Sonata in F Minor for Two Pianos, Op.34b  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
03 Scherzo (Allegro): Sonata in F Minor for Two Pianos, Op.34b  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
04 Finale (Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo - Presto non troppo): Sonata in F Minor for Two Pianos, Op.34b  - Martha Argerich/Lilya Zilberstein 
05 Theme - 'St Anthony Choral'. Andante: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
06 Variation I. Andante con moto: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
07 Variation II. Vivace: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
08 Variation III. Con moto: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
09 Variation IV. Andante: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
10 Variation V. Poco presto: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
11 Variation VI. Vivace: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
12 Variation VII. Grazioso: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
13 Variation VIII. Poco presto: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
14 Finale. Andante: Variations on a theme by Haydn for 2 Pianos, Op.56b  - Martha Argerich/Polina Leschenko 
15 I. Allegro: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Op.25 "Classical" (for two pianos)  - Martha Argerich/Yefim Bronfman 
16 II. Larghetto: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Op.25 "Classical" (for two pianos)  - Martha Argerich/Yefim Bronfman 
17 III. Gavotte. Non troppo Allegro: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Op.25 "Classical" (for two pianos)  - Martha Argerich/Yefim Bronfman 
18 Finale. Molto vivace: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Op.25 "Classical" (for two pianos)  - Martha Argerich/Yefim Bronfman 
19 Variations on a Theme by Paganini for two pianos  - Martha Argerich/Giorgia Tomassi 


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