Martha Argerich, piano
Sir Charles Groves, conductor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded at Guild Hall (Preston, Great Britain)
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This excerpt outlines the famous main theme of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, played here by the "Argentine lioness" - the wonderful Martha Argerich. On the day of this recording in 1977, Martha Argerich was thirty-five, and already had achieved an exceptional career. As a true piano prodigy, she had won the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1965. Acclaimed for her virtuosity but also for her new conception of piano performance, she is famous for her almost rebellious style...
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 is with no doubt one of the composer's most famous scores. Its ardor and its technical difficulties made it one of the young virtuoso's best-loved piano concerti. The work was premiered in Boston in October 1875 by Hans von Bülow, under…Learn more about this musical work