Martha Argerich's concerts are always planned, but they are never guaranteed.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Concerts March 2012

Two of Martha Argerich's favourite musical partners join her for concerts in March. For two concerts in Italy, Claudio Abbado will conduct the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Yuri Temirkanov will join her in London for a concert with his St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Same music, different angles

The past couple of months, Argerich has been playing quite a lot of Shostakovich. Just a few days before she started her tour with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, she played the same Shostakovich concerto with the CHAARTS Chamber Aartists Orchestra in two concerts in Boswil, Switzerland.
The encore of the last movement was recorded by a member of the orchestra (likely to be a cellist), presumably with the knowledge and consent of Argerich. They put their iPhone on the piano, and posted the resulting edited clip on Youtube.
A few days later, someone in the audience of the VFCO concert filmed the encore of the last movement as well, and that clip also appeared on Youtube.

Take a look.

Boswil, Switzerland, 30 November 2011                  

Firenze, Italy, 12 December 2011

Friday, January 6, 2012

Concerts February 2012

Continuing her tour with the Kremerata Baltica, and following Brussels and Paris in January, Martha Argerich is off to Munich and Freiburg in February with the Shostakovich first piano concerto.

Concerts January 2012

                                                 © Klaus Rudolph/EMI Classics
                                                                        © Thierry Cohen
Happy new year! Martha Argerich is scheduled to appear in three concerts in January. On 23 January she will partner Evgeny Kissin in four-hand piano repertoire by Mozart and Lutoslawski in Paris.
Afterwards, performing the Shostakovich concerto No. 1 with the Kremerata Baltica and its founder Gidon Kremer, she will take the piece on tour with the same group to various cities in Europe. The tour begins in Brussels on 25 January, then Paris will get to see the K-team two days later. Sergei Nakariakov joins Argerich on trumpet.