℗ 1968 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Flat, S.124

Martha Argerich, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Available in 192 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 192.0 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 192.0 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11  
1. Allegro maestoso
Frédéric Chopin; Martha Argerich; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
2. Romance. Larghetto
Frédéric Chopin; Martha Argerich; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
3. Rondo. Vivace
Frédéric Chopin; Martha Argerich; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Flat Major, S.124  
1. Allegro maestoso
Franz Liszt; Martha Argerich; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
2. Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
Franz Liszt; Martha Argerich; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
3. Allegro marziale animato
Franz Liszt; Martha Argerich; London Symphony Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:40
"... (on the Chopin) the lyrical melodies are delivered with striking purity and directness, while the virtuoso flights are thrown off with lightness, clarity and perfect ease ..."
- Gramophone

"... passionate wizardry of Martha Argerich ... consistently combined virile aggression and poetic tenderness in a delicately balanced alchemy, often with electrifying results ... Abbado's own contribution proves both elastic and potent, with excellent sonic detail ..."
- Audiophile Audition

"... (the Liszt) has the same traits as the Chopin: magniloquent gestures and broad panoramas mix with torrents of energy. The tempo in the first part constantly changes. The synergy between soloist and conductor is amazing: the orchestra seems to be fit around pianist like a glove. The recording quality of both the Chopin and the Liszt is very satisfactory."
- MusicWeb International

Originally re-released in a box set and now available individually, this is one of five historic albums of concertos by seven composers from pianist Martha Argerich, conductor Claudio Abbado and various orchestras. Both Argerich and Abbado earned lavish praise for the series which began in 1967 and spans 45 years. These concertos by Chopin and Liszt with the London Symphony Orchestra were both recorded in 1968.
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Karl Faust Recording
Producer: Rainer Brock
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Heinz Wildhagen
Artist Photos: Klaus Zimmermann (Argerich), Joseph Laubacher (Abbado)
Art Direction: Hartmut Pfeiffer

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Schubert: 3 Klavierstücke, D. 946 - Sonata in D Major, D. 850 Alessandro Deljavan
Why Not?: Works by J. Duda, G. Ph. Telemann, Q. Maganini, G. Näther, A. Piazzolla, A. Caplet, J. Massenet Andreas Martin Hofmeir; Andreas Mildner
Franz Schubert: 8 Impromptus Amir Katz
Carmen-Fantasie Anne-Sophie Mutter; Wiener Philharmoniker; James Levine
Beethoven & Pössinger: Violin Concertos Anton Steck; L'arpa festante; Matthew Halls
Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3 Alison Browner; Christoph Prégardien; Tilman Hoppstock; Andreas Frese; Camerata Musica Limburg; Jan Schumacher
Komitas - Gurdjieff - Mompou: Moderato Cantabile Anja Lechner; François Couturier
Hindemith: String Quartets, Vol. 3: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 4 Amar Quartet
80th/50th Anniversary Album: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622 - Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 Andrew Marriner; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra; Neville Marriner
96dsd 2.8
Charles Koechlin: Chœurs et mélodies Anaïk Morel; Julien Behr; Calliope; Régine Théodoresco; Voix de Femmes; Nicolas Jouve
Ponce: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 Álvaro Cendoya
Sibelius: Tapiola - En saga - Songs Anne Sofie von Otter; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu
Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos Arabella Steinbacher; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Vladimir Jurowski
96dsd 2.8
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21 (arr. Ignaz Lachner) Alon Goldstein; Fine Arts Quartet; Rachel Calin
Bach Mirror: Cantatas BWV 170 & 82 Anna Wall; Lisandro Abadie; Orchestre Musique des Lumières; Facundo Agudin

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions