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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 - Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major

Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

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Piano Concerto No.3 In C, Op.26  
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1. Andante - Allegro
Sergei Prokofiev; Martha Argerich; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado
9:02
2
2. Tema con variazione
Sergei Prokofiev; Martha Argerich; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado
9:03
3
3. Allegro ma non troppo
Sergei Prokofiev; Martha Argerich; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado
9:09
Piano Concerto In G, M. 83  
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1. Allegramente
Maurice Ravel; Martha Argerich; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado
8:10
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2. Adagio assai
Maurice Ravel; Martha Argerich; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado
9:03
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3. Presto
Maurice Ravel; Martha Argerich; Berliner Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado
4:03
Gaspard de la nuit, M.55  
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Ondine
Maurice Ravel; Martha Argerich
6:19
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Le gibet
Maurice Ravel; Martha Argerich
6:42
9
Scarbo
Maurice Ravel; Martha Argerich
9:20
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Total Playing Time    70:51
"The Ravel concerto is another bundle of energy. I had forgotten how miraculous is the blend and interplay of piano and orchestra and how ecstatically Argerich weaves around the cor anglais restatement in the slow movement."
- Gramophone

"There is nothing ladylike about the playing, but it displays countless indications of sensuous, feminine perception and subtlety and Abbado's direction underlines that from the very first ... it brings its own special insights."
- The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music

"Five Stars. Absolutely stunning. These legendary award-winning performances, full of Latin fire and sensuality, capture Argerich at her most charismatically brilliant ... here is concerto playing of miraculous lyricism and whiplashing rhythmic panache, with a rapport between soloist and conductor that’s consistently high-tensioned. Demonstration transfer."
- BBC Music Magazine

This is a landmark recording from 1967 featuring pianist Martha Argerich with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Claudio Abbado. The two piano concertos by Ravel and Prokofiev on the programme remained staples of Argerich's live concerts for decades and are showcases for her keyboard virtuosity. The album is rounded out with Ravel's solo piano suite Gaspard de la nuit, a 1972 recording.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

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