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Thursday, May 26th


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Piano Concerto in G Major (1929-31); Martha Argerich (1941-), piano; Orchestre National de France (Charles Dutoit, cond.); live, Germany (Frankfurt), 1990



random sights

other day, Chicago (Lurie Garden, Millennium Park)

Saturday, July 10th

never enough

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor; Martha Argerich (1941-, piano), live, Germany (Hamburg), 6/25/20



random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, August 21st

another take

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2; Martha Argerich (1941-, piano), live, Germany (Saarbrücken), 1972



random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 3rd


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Piano Concerto in G major (1929-31); Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Yuri Termirkanov, cond.) with Martha Argerich (piano), live, Stockholm, 2009

Tuesday, August 2nd


Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor; Martha Argerich, live, 1966



It is like what we imagine knowledge to be . . .

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), from “At the Fishhouses”

Monday, August 1st

Best five minutes you’ll have today?

Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, excerpt (4th mvt.); Martha Argerich, live, 1966

She’s one of a handful of pianists whose every note I’m hungry to hear.

Monday, December 7th

The more kinds of music you love, the more chances you have to make wonderful discoveries, as happened yesterday when I heard this for the first time (Oberon Ensemble, Art Institute of Chicago).

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor; Martha Argerich (piano); Gidon Kremer (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), 2001







reading table

You don’t hear the sound; you go into the sound—you and the sound become one.

—Seung Sahn, Only Don’t Know

Tuesday, October 14th

Thirty-eight years later.

Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Piano Concerto No. 3 (1945); Toho Gakuen Orchestra (Yuri Bashmet, cond.) with Martha Argerich (piano), live, 2007


And an encore.

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in D minor; Martha Argerich (piano), live, 2008

Monday, October 13th

No matter what she’s playing, she seems never to touch the ground.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Piano Concerto in G (1929-31); RAI National Symphony Orchestra (Claudio Abbado, cond.) with Martha Argerich (piano), live, Rome, 1969

1st movt.

2nd & 3rd movts.

Thursday, July 31st

Who needs coffee?

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994), Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Martha Argerich & Gabriela Montero, pianos, live

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