Martha Argerich

Chopin: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

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Martha Argerich's complete Chopin recordings on Deutsche Grammophon have been gathered together for this five-CD box set, in celebration of the pianist's 75th birthday. Spanning a period from 1959 to 2000, the recordings include live and studio performances, as well as recordings for radio broadcast. This trimline package contains many, though not all, of Chopin's piano works, and there are two different performances each of the Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, the Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major, and the Sonata for cello and piano in G minor. While most of the selections are works for solo piano, Argerich is joined by longtime collaborators Claudio Abbado, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Mischa Maisky, who share Argerich's commitment and energy. As is usually the case with reissued material, collectors should note that all of the recordings in this set have appeared previously on LP or CD.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
24 Préludes, Op. 28
1 00:32 Amazon
2 02:09 Amazon
3 00:50 Amazon
4 01:51 Amazon
5 00:30 Amazon
6 01:46 Amazon
7 00:44 Amazon
8 01:28 Amazon
9 01:30 Amazon
10 00:24 Amazon
11 00:32 Amazon
12 00:57 Amazon
13 02:44 Amazon
14 00:28 Amazon
15 04:50 Amazon
16 00:59 Amazon
17 02:49 Amazon
18 00:47 Amazon
19 01:04 Amazon
20 01:32 Amazon
21 01:33 Amazon
22 00:34 Amazon
23 00:42 Amazon
24 02:17 Amazon
25 04:07 Amazon
26 00:45 Amazon
3. Mazurkas, Op. 59
27 03:18 Amazon
28 02:17 Amazon
29 02:50 Amazon
30 13:30 Amazon
31 06:22 Amazon
32 11:33 Amazon
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