Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim - Piano Duos (24/48 FLAC)
Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim – Piano Duos (24/48 FLAC)

Performer: Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 681 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata for Two Pianos, K 448
01. I. Allegro con spirito
02. II. Andante
03. III. Molto allegro

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
04. Variations on an Original Theme, D813

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
Le Sacre du printemps
05. I. L’Adoration de la terre
06. II. Le Sacrifice

A magic moment in the history of classical music: Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim – both from Buenos Aires – team up for a duo recital at Berlin’s Philharmonie.

A reunion of the two classical superstars after more than 15 years. THE concert highlight from Berlin’s fully packed Philharmonie on the occasion of the ‘Festtage der Berliner Staatsoper 2014’

“Barenboim’s instinct is to sing out, to play to the very back of the hall…[Argerich] acts in a way as a moderating influence on Barenboim’s flights, thanks surely in part to her years of experience as a chamber musician…These two-piano bodges always draw from critics the cliche that one misses the orchestral colouring of the work…This shattering performance sweeps away all such notions.” (Gramophone Magazine)

“There are few experiences in musical terms that are more satisfying than hearing performances of works you think you know in a way that makes you stop in your tracks. You submit to a new appraisal as it reveals aspects and nuances that you had been unaware of before. That is certainly what happened when I listened to this disc.” (MusicWeb International)

“Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring prompts several adjectives: brutal, revolutionary, relentless, terrifying…But elegant? Urbane, seductive, sensuous? This astonishing performance is all that and more. Few orchestral accounts equal the colouristic range on offer here…This is keyboard sorcery near the levels reported of Chopin and Liszt.” (BBC Music Magazine)

“If there is one disc any pianophile should not miss, it is this one…even the quieter moments possess great power…[this recording] delivers everything it promises and more.” (Classical Music)

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